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Phone Scammers Target Greenburgh Residents

Phone scammers have targeted a couple of Greenburgh residents, police said.
Phone scammers have targeted a couple of Greenburgh residents, police said. Photo Credit: File Photo

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – Phone scammers have targeted a couple of Greenburgh residents, police said.

Two residents reported they had received calls from people claiming to work for police agencies. The scammers told the residents they had a criminal record and tried to get them to pay.

A man reported on March 17 that a “state trooper” had called him and said he owed money for a ticket issues on the Tappan Zee Bridge. The man was told to go to CVS and get a $100 green dot pre-paid card, which he did. The man then called Greenburgh police to report the suspicious call.

A woman reported on March 14 that she had talked to someone claiming to work for the federal government about a criminal record. The woman told Greenburgh police this has happened several times before.

Greenburgh police advised the woman to call if any more callers tried the phone scam again.

Police also reported the following items:

  • A man reported on March 17 that his dog was being attacked by a larger dog and suffered stomach lacerations.
  • A maintenance foreman was injured and taken to the Westchester Medical Center on March 17 after he fell through a ceiling and landed on equipment at the Coca-Cola building.
  • A man was injured when bricks from the inside of a chimney in a home on County Center Road fell on his head on March 16.
  • A woman reported on March 16 that she dropped her wallet while exiting K-Mart and someone else picked it up. The wallet contained several credit cards.
  • A woman reported on March 16 she was shopping at the Apple Farm Grocery when her wallet was taken out of her purse. The purse contained several credit and debit cards, as well as $200.
  • A 16-year-old Mount Vernon student admitted to taking another studen'ts iPod from a classroom at BOCES on Grasslands Road on March 15. The student returned the iPod, and the school said the parents did not want to press charges.
  • A Clifton Road resident reported on March 14 that someone had broken her back door and left it open, but nothing was taken.
  • A woman reported on March 12 someone had punctured one of her car's tires while it was parked on East Hartsdale Avenue.
  • A man reported on March 12 that he had left his iPad unattended while eating at the King China Buffet and returned 10 minutes later to find it was gone.

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