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LIPA truck (credit: CBS 2)

Hundreds Of LIPA Customers Targeted In New Telephone Scam

LIPA posted a warning on its website advising customers who receive suspicious calls to just hang up. The utility said they never demand direct payment over the telephone and don’t accept credit or debit card payments.

11/20/2013

Nassau County Police Department Patch

Nassau County Police Issue Warning About New Telephone Scams

In some cases, police said scammers claiming to be federal or utility company employees call individuals and tell them that they owe money for unpaid taxes or bills.

10/22/2013

Some residents in Long Island and Queens have been the target of a phone scam. (credit: CBS 2)

Greenwich Police Warn Of Telephone Scams Following Recent Incidents

In the latest scam, Greenwich police said the victim received a call from someone posing as her grandson telling her he was in an auto accident and needed bail money.

08/07/2013

Ruth Winter

Scam Artists Using Facebook To Target Grandparents

If you use social media to stay in touch with your grandchildren, beware – crooks could be watching you watch them.

01/16/2013

Telephone Handset (file / credit: clipart.com)

Nassau County Police Looking For Victims Of Telephone Kidnapping Scam

Since Nov. 1, someone has been calling people, telling them a family member has been kidnapped, held hostage or involved in an auto accident, police said. The male caller then demands a payment, usually through Western Union, to save or help the family member.

12/04/2012