New York State Police warn of phone scam – NBC New York

New York State Police are warning the public about a phone scam where callers apparently claim to be state troopers – urging the public not to share personal information if they receive a similar call. According to the police, during these calls, the scammers say they are members of the state police and that there … Read more

Long Island Bodybuilder Raising Disability Funds Busted – NBC New York

A Long Island man’s plan to collect disability benefits while training for bodybuilding competitions and owning and operating a limo business has been foiled by a series of social media posts, state officials said. Instagram posts chronicling Anthony Ragusa’s physical transformation as a bodybuilder helped the state attorney general’s office nab the fraudster for illegally … Read more

Two men charged over scam which allegedly involved impersonating Australian Federal Police officers

A group of scammers who managed to swindle a victim out of $17,000 by posing as Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers have been brought down by the real thing. Two men were arrested in Sydney’s west yesterday, with the AFP saying they were part of a syndicate which stole money from Australian victims. An investigation … Read more

Porch pirates: 3 NYC teens accused of stealing thousands worth of packages in Teaneck

TEANECK, New Jersey (WABC) — Three teenagers from the Bronx were arrested and charged with theft after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars of packages from residences in Teaneck. Police say 19-year-old Aderlin Lluberez, 18-year-old Albiery Lugo and a 17-year-old juvenile were taken into custody on Monday after an alert resident witnessed the group steal a … Read more

Los Angeles woman loses over $18K through ‘Zelle’ after scammers text, call her pretending to be Bank of America

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Officials are warning about a scam that’s taking advantage of unsuspecting victims who make electronic withdrawals from their bank accounts. One woman says she never realized it was happening to her. “I could not believe that I got scammed. I just could not believe it.,” admitted Lura Ball. “I was so … Read more

Father puts son on wrong school bus and a snooping girlfriend gets scammed – South China Morning Post

Father puts son on wrong school bus and a snooping girlfriend gets scammedSouth China Morning Post Quirky China: Father puts son on wrong school bus, horse-riding grandpa gets coronavirus test, prying girlfriend scammedAsiaOne View Full Coverage on Google News .

‘Hard to fathom’: Saskatchewan family devastated after mom jailed in Brazil after falling for inheritance scam

Cara Naylor is known to family and her best friend as a caring, kind, and trusting person. It’s that trusting nature they believe may be the reason Naylor traveled to Brazil at the beginning of February, to collect alleged inheritance money. Cara’s brother, Jack Prier, says his sister was told by people that they wanted … Read more