Saturday, September 26

Nassau County Police Issue Warning of Scams Targeting Senior Citizens


Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Commissioner of Police Patrick J. Ryder would like to remind our residents to be aware that there is a scam circulating around Nassau County that is aimed at our seniors.

This particular scam occurs when victims are advised by the caller that one of their relatives has been in an accident or has been arrested and is in police custody. The caller further advises that bail must be paid and they arrange for a meeting place for the cash payment. Another way of payment is for the victim to purchase gift cards.

If you are the subject of this type of scam, we recommend that you contact members of your family to ascertain if the individual in question has been injured or arrested.

Police should also be called immediately to report this scam.

Illegal scams cost honest citizens thousands of unrecoverable dollars.

Anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the individual(s) responsible are asked to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS (8477). All calls remain anonymous.


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