The Major Case Bureau reports the details of a Grand Larceny/Elder Scam that occurred on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 10:54 a.m. in New Hyde Park.
According to Detectives, a 60-year-old male victim received a phone call from a phone number titled “Nassau County Police”. An unknown male on the phone stated the victim has an outstanding warrant in another state. The victim was told to withdraw $15,000 USC from the bank to purchase gift cards. The victim received numerous phone calls from different numbers following up with him which caused him to believe it was a scam. After giving the serial numbers from numerous gift cards the victim decided to stop as he became suspicious. The total loss was $4,700 USC. The investigation is ongoing.
The Nassau County Police Department urges the community to be on alert and to remind vulnerable family members, friends and neighbors about potential scams or frauds. Nassau County Police Department does not contact the public to request money.
Detective’s request anyone with information regarding the above incident to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call 911. All callers will remain anonymous.