The Sixth Squad is investigating a Grand Larceny that occurred on Tuesday, May 09, 2023, at 7:30 pm in Flower Hill.
According to detectives, a 44-year-old male victim went online and attempted to purchase an item. After providing personal information to the site the victim not feeling comfortable terminated the purchase and exited the site. The next day the victim received a phone call from an unknown male subject and stated he was a Bank of America Fraud Specialist and that the victim’s bank account had been compromised. After sending the victim a new card in the mail the victim, as instructed began transferring money from his account to an unknown account set up by the male subject. This occurred between May 11, 2023, and May 16, 2023. The victim was told this would resolve the issue with his account. The victim transferred approximately $16,900.00 in US currency. After the victim realized he had been scammed he contacted the Nassau County Police. 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.
Detectives request that if anyone has information regarding the above crime to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1 – 800 -244 – TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.