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New Castle Police Warn Residents About Phone Scams

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CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- The following is an advisory to residents from the New Castle Police Department.

New Castle Police have been receiving complaints regarding telephone scam artists.


Most recently senior citizens have received telephone calls from an individual claiming to be a representative of a company that sells medical alert systems. The calls were completely unsolicited by the recipients. The call recipients were told that a home life safety medical alert system has been shipped to the recipients address and that the caller is requiring payment for the system that was alleged to have been shipped.


The public is advised to refuse to give credit card information or to make any payment arrangements for products or services they did not request. If receiving a call of this nature, ask the caller for a callback name and telephone number and contact New Castle Police at 914-238-4422.


Another recent scam reported a person being called by a scammer who identified himself as an agent with a Federal Law Enforcement agency and there was an arrest warrant and search warrant issued for the call recipient. The scammer has the call recipient call them back and at that time the call recipient is advised that the warrants will be dropped if they pay a ‘fine’ by telephone. Do not even call the number back, report it to the police.

There is another telephone scam that targets senior citizens and it usually involves a grand child being jailed in a distant location.


This scam usually wants the caller to withdraw money from the bank and go to a Western Union office to wire the money so the grand child can avoid jail. NEVER WIRE MONEY without getting the advice of a trusted friend, relative or the police. If you call New Castle Police for help with this, we can make contact for you and help you protect yourself from scammers.


Remember: Never give bank account, credit/debit card numbers or wire cash to a caller you did not contact in the first place. Never give in to a rush job. Any reputable business or agency will gladly furnish you with a callback name and number for you to check out before doing business.

Contact Information: LT Daniel Cannon Patrol Division 914-238-4422


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