The Brookville Police Department would like to remind our residents to be aware that there are numerous scams circulating around Nassau County aimed at our seniors. Read More
Nassau County residents are being targeted through pop-ups on their smart TVs and computers. The scammer typically prevents the user from logging into their streaming service which states there is a problem, virus, or unpaid bill. Victims are then instructed to call them and to download the AnyDesk app. A fake representative will insist you pay an activation fee or allow them remote access to your smart TV. They then install malware onto your TV that captures your personal information… Read More
Residents and merchants must be aware of the current scams that are occurring in Lynbrook and throughout the entire County. A person will get a phone call from the IRS or a utility such as the electric company. The individual will state that money is owed and must be paid immediately or you will be arrested or your electric will be immediately turned off. They will ask you to immediately purchase a green dot card in the amount you supposedly owe and call them back They will give you a call back telephone number to call after the green dot card purchase is made. When you call back it, the person will greet you with the government agency or utility name. It will sound authentic. You will then be asked for the green card number. Once given, they will immediately proceed and obtain the funds that you placed on the green dot card account.
You have been scammed and you will not be able to obtain your money once you provide them with the green dot card number. The IRS, and a public utility will not call you and ask you to purchase a green dot card. They will send written correspondence to you.
Another variation of this confidence game is to tell you that they have kidnapped your family member and threaten to harm them if you do not purchase a green dot card and provide them with the card number.
In both of the instances, the caller will be very demanding, threatening and convincing that you need to provide them with the money that they want. Don’t do it. Call the police.
The new scam to obtain your credit card information involves a text message to your telephone advising you of strange activity on your credit card and to call the telephone number listed in the text message. If you call the number, a computer generated message asks you to enter your credit card information such as; card number, expiration date, pin number for the ATM, and the three number security code on the rear of your card.
DO NOT CALL THIS NUMBER
DO NOT ENTER CREDIT CARD INFORMATION
If you enter the credit card information, it will be captured and you will suffer monetary loses. The credit card information will be used to make purchases and to make withdrawals from your bank accounts by using ATM machines.
One text message may ask you to call the Suncoast Federal Credit Union at telephone # 202 499 2084. If you have any questions about the use of your credit card call the number listed on the rear of your card or call the number listed on your credit card statements
In just seconds, a thief can enter your unlocked car and steal your belongings. Take one second to lock your car after exiting it.
Here at the Brookville Police Department, we pride ourselves on keeping our communities safe. However, due to a recent uptake in burglaries in surrounding communities, we would like to offer a few tips on how you can help keep our neighborhoods safe. We have drastically increased our patrols on the side streets and are working closer with the other Village Police agencies and Nassau County Police department. Read More
Please be diligent of the following:
Relative Arrested Scam – Victims are advised by the caller that one of their relatives has been in an accident or has been arrested and is in police custody. The caller further advises that bail must be paid, and they arrange for a meeting place for the payment. Payment can be cash, or the victim is instructed to purchase gift cards. Read More