Post Tagged with: "scams"

Donald McCaffrey of the NYPD. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Scam Targeting Chinese Immigrants Swindled $2.5M from NYC Victims

Crime, East Asian, Immigration April 11, 2018 at 8:41 pm

Queens police alerted Chinese immigrants to an international scam that involves fake websites with photos of victims, reports Sing Tao Daily.

On Oct. 4, Carmencita N. Gutierrez, second from left, director of the Immigrant Affairs unit at the Queens District Attorney’s office, Myongjae Matthew Yi, left, assistant DA, and other panels speak at a workshop in Flushing, Queens. (Photo via Korea Daily)

In Queens, Warning Koreans Against Scams

Crime, East Asian, Immigration, Queens, Seniors October 6, 2016 at 5:11 pm

Lawyers from the Queens District Attorney’s Office and others warned of housing, investment and immigration scams being perpetrated in the Korean community, especially against seniors, reports Korea Daily.

Manual Breaks Down Gov’t Benefits for Immigrants

Manual Breaks Down Gov’t Benefits for Immigrants

Government, Immigration, Social Services October 24, 2013 at 5:51 pm

The Immigrant Services Manual is designed to dispel some of the rumors and misinformation surrounding public benefits for city immigrants and their families.

Residents in the Metro Area have been receiving phone calls – many from Puerto Rico – demanding money. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Ransom Calls from PR Alarm Locals

Crime, Metro Area, Puerto Rican October 7, 2013 at 4:18 pm

People in New York and New Jersey have been receiving threatening phone calls – mostly from Puerto Rico – demanding money in exchange for saving the life of a loved one, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Shady Chinatown Phone Dealers Pile on Extra Charges

Business, Crime, In the News May 17, 2012 at 11:12 am

The World Journal reported on yet another scam targeting residents of Chinatown last week. Chinese customers complain that the deals offered by unauthorized cell phone sellers come loaded with hidden charges.

State Senator Jose Peralta announces that offices of city officials will help immigrant victims of fraud.

Queens Pols to Immigrants: Report Fraud to us if You Fear Police

Crime, Queens March 2, 2012 at 10:53 am

City officials gathered in front of Elmhurst Hospital last Wednesday to remind their immigrant constituents that they can report cases of fraud or scamming to their representatives’ offices if they fear contact with the police.