E. Northport Resident Scammed of $13,000, Newspaper Says

An East Northport resident was among the victims scammed by someone pretending to represent the IRS or other federal government agencies, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Friday. The unidentified resident was scammed out of more than $13,000, which authorities said was likely based in India, Read More …

Callers Spoof Police Phone Number to Demand Money From Melville Man

Suffolk County Police Tuesday night warned of a scam involving calls spoofing a police department phone number and demanding money. A Melville man reported receiving two calls earlier Tuesday that appeared to be from the Suffolk County Police Department. During the first call, the victim Read More …

Police Investigating ‘IRS’ Call Scam

Suffolk County Police Second Precinct Crime Section officers are investigating how a Melville man was scammed out of more than $1,000 by a caller who claimed to work for the U.S. Social Security Administration. Wayne Chertoff, 67, received a phone call on Feb. 28 from Read More …

Watch Out for Scammer, Suffolk Water Authority Warns

The Suffolk County Water Authority is warning customers of a potential scammer who tries to receive permission to enter people’s homes. His pitch is that he is “testing the water quality.” The man has been seen in Brentwood, knocking on doors and distributing business cards Read More …