Scam Alerts on Charities, Covid-19 Vaccines

Medicare has issued an alert warning against several scams involving the Covid-19 vaccine. The federal agency covers the cost of the vaccine, warning recipients to never provide their Medicare card number. And never pay to join a list to get the vaccine, get early access Read More …

County Adds Hotline to Report Scams

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart  announced a new hotline Wednesday to investigate and track and scams, including emerging COVID-19 schemes. Calls to the hotline–631-851-SCAM–will be vetted by a police officer and transferred to the Criminal Intelligence Unit to track trends. Depending Read More …

PSEG-LI Promotes Awareness of Scams

PSEG Long Island will join Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) to recognize the fourth annual Utility Scam Awareness Day on Wednesday. Utility Scam Awareness Day is part of the week-long National Scam Awareness Week, an advocacy and awareness campaign focused on educating customers and exposing Read More …

Utility Warns Customers About Phone Scams

PSEG-LI is warning that more consumers are falling for increasingly sophisticated scams. The most common scam, phone scamming, has become more frequent and more sophisticated. Customers have reported phone calls that seem legitimate because the caller ID  reads “PSEG Long Island.” The utility said residents Read More …

State Police Warn Against Phone Scam

New York State Police are warning Long Islanders about a phone scam involving callers pretending to be state police. The department said the scammers ask for personal information. The phone number showing as theirs displays a state police station number but is not coming from Read More …

Schneiderman Warns Against Scam Targeting Chinese-Americans

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued an urgent consumer alert Thursday, notifying New Yorkers of a new telephone scam in which consumers receive calls from people pretending to be with the Chinese Consulate, who demand payment in exchange for a package or to prevent punishment Read More …