Phone Scam Targets Bronx Seniors

Published on February 22, 2014, 2:56 pm
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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

All calls are strictly confidential.


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