There have been a rash of telephone scams occurring in the Glen Cove area.
The scam starts with a phone call from a person stating that he is from the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office.
The caller goes on to say that they have an arrest warrant pending because you have failed to answer Jury duty. This person goes on to tell the victim that he/she can avoid arrest if they pay a fine.
The caller requests that you buy Money Pak cards from any local pharmacies like Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS. These “Money Pak” cards can be used for cash to purchase other items. The caller will request that you then scratch off the pin number on the card and furnish that number to the caller. The caller will then give you a phony confirmation number.
Once the caller receives the cards pin number he then uses whatever amount of money is on that card and uses it.
The caller is very convincing, one local resident was scammed for over $3,500. Please do not give out any information over the phone to callers who state they represent the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office.
The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office will not contact you over the phone for Jury Duty, and they will absolutely not solicit money from you for failure to appear for Jury Duty.
If you should receive one of these calls contact the Glen Cove Police Department at 676-1000.
If you have questions regarding Jury Duty you can call the Commissioner of Jurors at 516-493-3334.