AARP: $73 million taken in Nassau, $53 million taken in Suffolk in scams targeting senior citizens in 2023

Experts are continuing to warn Long Islanders to be suspicious of anyone who contacts them out of the blue, especially if they ask for money.

News 12 Staff

Apr 10, 2024, 12:25 PM

Updated 45 days ago

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Scams targeting senior citizens are on the rise and becoming more complex, authorities say.
More than 3,000 scams were reported on Long Island in 2023.
According to AARP, $73 million were stolen in Nassau County, and $53 million were taken in Suffolk County.
Experts are continuing to warn Long Islanders to be suspicious of anyone who contacts them out of the blue, especially if they ask for money.
Bank tellers are now being trained to spot unusual withdrawals and report them.


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