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Beware of Green Dot MoneyPak scam: NYPD
Beware of Green Dot MoneyPak scam: NYPD
Police Queens Courier Staff 4/08/2014 at 10:49AM

Police are alerting residents about a scam involving Green Dot MoneyPak cards. In the scam, victims are contacted by a caller who claims to be from a utility company or the IRS and states that money is past due.

NYPD: Suspect impersonating police officer scams money from elderly victims
NYPD: Suspect impersonating police officer scams money from elderly victims
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/13/2013 at 4:06PM

A man has duped two dozen elderly victims from across the city out of large amounts of money using a scam where he impersonates a police officer, cops said. The suspect targeted the victims, ranging in age from 73 to 93 years old,  between June 2011 and late November, the NYPD said. All of the [...]

Duped Queens cell customers compensated
Duped Queens cell customers compensated
News Melissa Chan 9/10/2012 at 2:59PM

Relief has been slowly trickling in for a handful of the hundreds scammed two months ago by an authorized Queens T-Mobile dealer, but deceived victims say they’ll never gain back their wasted time, stolen money and lost trust. “It was a huge loss. I don’t have words to describe that,” said Dr. Srijan Kumar Bera, [...]

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News Alexa Altman 8/26/2012 at 7:21PM

Hero construction worker hellbent on catching Empire State Building shooter The hero hardhat credited with helping cops track down a murderous gunman outside the Empire State Building says he was hellbent on catching the killer. NYDailyNews Empire State Building shooting victim planned to marry long-time girlfriend They were soulmates from the start. Steven Ercolino knew instantly that [...]

T-Mobile store scams Queens customers out of thousands
T-Mobile store scams Queens customers out of thousands
News Melissa Chan 7/26/2012 at 5:25PM

A major mobile phone service provider is under fire from hundreds of Queens residents who say an authorized retailer scammed them for thousands — before closing up shop and ducking their calls. A T-Mobile retailer, who sources identify as a South Asian man named “Raj” who suffers from schizophrenia, allegedly billed customers for several unauthorized [...]

South Ozone Park residents worried about possible carpet cleaning scam
News Queens Courier Staff 5/15/2012 at 3:00PM

BY TERENCE M. CULLEN Brian Love said that when he found the flyer on his door, he knew right away it was odd and threw it away. The South Ozone Park resident of 40 years said that advertisements like that of K Quality Corp. are frequent in the neighborhood. The Bronx-based company, say locals, has [...]

Scam fam sent off to prison
Scam fam sent off to prison
News Jay Lane 1/12/2012 at 9:33AM

Scam fam sent off to prison A seething Queens judge walloped three members of a crooked Richmond Hill family yesterday, sending them upstate to serve a combined 418 years for a brazen immigration and real-estate scam. The mom, dad and daughter — dubbed “The Ramsundar Gang” by Queens Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder — paid a [...]

Good Samaritan critically injured rescuing drunk man from subway tracks
Good Samaritan critically injured rescuing drunk man from subway tracks
News Jay Lane 1/09/2012 at 9:07AM

Good Samaritan critically injured rescuing drunk man from subway tracks A good Samaritan trying to help a drunken man off the Staten Island Railway tracks was hit by a train and critically injured Sunday, officials said. Steven Santiago, 39, came across a drunk who had jumped onto the tracks to retrieve his lost shoe in the [...]

Deadly St. Albans ‘DWI’ crash
Deadly St. Albans ‘DWI’ crash
News Jay Lane 12/08/2011 at 8:58AM

4 Accused in Theft of Aid Meant for Nonprofit In 2006, a Queens state senator, Shirley L. Huntley, set up a nonprofit group called Parent Workshop that was intended to help parents navigate the inner workings of New York City’s school system. Then she began funneling state aid to the group, whose executives had close [...]