Scam

The Intellectual Property Rights Center and numerous federal agencies have issued a warning about a post COVID-19 vaccine survey scam.

New York State Attorney General's Office

The state attorney general is warning residents of a new scam that uses a victim's personal information to file fraudulent claims for New York unemployment benefits.

National Grid is warning its customers of a new phone scam in which imposters are demanding immediate bill payment and threatening service disconnection.

Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration has launched a new public service announcement campaign to fight a growing nationwide scheme.

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the New York State Police and seeking personal information, don’t share anything — it’s a scam.

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A repeat felon is facing criminal charges and a civil lawsuit over allegedly ripping off more than 30 local churches and community groups.

Cheektowaga Police warn of postal identity theft scam

Feb 23, 2018

Cheektowaga Police are warning the public of a scam that has recently surfaced in Western New York.

A former Hamburg man is facing a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for defrauding investors out of more than $10 million in just two years.

Authorities are warning residents about a telephone scam where callers pose as police officers.

A Hamburg man has admitted to running a used textbook scheme that involved renting textbooks from one website and selling them on another.

A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to five years in prison for scamming elderly victims out of their savings.

Kenmore Police are warning about a new telephone scam, with a twist.

BBB warns of tech support scam

Oct 3, 2016

The Better Business Bureau is warning Western New Yorkers about a new scam. It says to be weary of strangers pretending to offer computer tech support.

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Erie County officials are warning property owners about a scam making its way into local mailboxes.

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A financial scam that cost investors more than $5 million has netted an Orchard Park man a six year prison term.

Thirty-three year old James Rotterman has been convicted on wire fraud and tax charges after bilking investors to cover gambling debts and an expensive lifestyle. He has also been ordered to make $4.5 million in restitution.

Rotterman expressed remorse for his actions as the prosecution argued for a harsher penalty.