Police are spreading word about a scam that is targeting senior citizens in Bronx.
Scam artists have called several seniors in Throggs Neck, telling them to transfer money via MoneyGram or a prepaid debit card. They tell their victim that non-compliance would result in them being arrested or deported.
Some have even pretended to be a family member of the victim’s, who is hurt or arrested.
Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit NYPDCrimestoppers.com.
All calls are strictly confidential.