A Long Island man may have solved one of the perpetual annoyances of living in the telephone age.
In the wake of a spike in incidents, Suffolk County police issued a warning Tuesday about a telephone scam in which people are tricked into wiring money for what they think is a family member in trouble.
The customer is told to avoid having service cut off, he must purchase a prepaid debit card and call back.
Telephone and cable companies support the measure, which was fast-tracked through the Assembly and was on its way to the governor’s desk before hitting a roadblock.
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