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Insurance Agent Who Scammed Elderly Jumps Off 69th Street Pier​
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Insurance Agent Who Scammed Elderly Jumps Off 69th Street Pier​

8403 7th Avenue (Source: Google Maps)The insurance agent who admitted to ripping off seniors [/30685/#.VvGBkhIrLos] by selling them faux polices at his Dyker Heights office has tried to kill himself, reports the New York Post [http://nypost.com/2016/03/21/scam-artist-cant-face-the-music-on-swindling-elderly-jumps-off-pier-instead/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&

Phone Scammers Threaten Victims With Arrest For Unpaid Taxes, Utility Bills
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Phone Scammers Threaten Victims With Arrest For Unpaid Taxes, Utility Bills

Source: americanvirus [https://www.flickr.com/photos/americanvirus/3688768361/] /FlickrPhones scammers targeting New Yorkers [/blog/news/attorney-general-warns-of-new-debt-collection-scam] are getting more sophisticated than ever, pols warn. The latest scam threatens victims with arrest for unpaid taxes or utility fees, unless a payment is made through a debit card easily purchased at

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Council Passes Bill Cracking Down On Illegal Clothing Donation Bins

The City Council passed a bill cracking down on illegal clothing donation bins Thursday. The law – introduced by Councilman Vincent Gentile [http://www.bensonhurstbean.com/2014/08/gentile-bill-crack-illegal-clothing-donation-bins-wins-support-mayor-council-colleagues/] – penalizes organizations that put drop-off bins on the street with no intention of giving the collected garments to the needy. The bill

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When It Comes To E-Fraud, I (Hope I) Won’t Get Fooled Again

Yeah, screw Canada. (Source: mezzoblue/Flickr)BETWEEN THE LINES [/tag/between-the-lines/]: In conjunction with occasional Sheepshead Bites postings of Crime Prevention Tips from the NYPD’s 61st Precinct [/crime-prevention-tips-from-the-nypds-61st-precinct/], here’s my tale of identity theft. You’ve probably heard the expression, “If something sounds too good to be true,

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