Scammer takes $29K from local victim

Nassau County Police are investigating a Grand Larceny that occurred in Plainview on Thursday, February 23, at 9:30 am.

According to detectives, a 43-year-old female victim received a phone call from an unknown person claiming to be “Tracy Smith” a representative from the Chase Bank Fraud department. The victim was advised that there was fraudulent activity on her account and that she needed to wire $ 29,800 dollars from her account into a Bank of America account in order to rectify the fraudulent activity. The victim did wire the money but felt she may have been a victim of fraud and called the Nassau County Police.

Detectives request that if anyone has information regarding the above crime or feel they may be a victim as well should call the Second Squad at 1 – 516 – 573 -6254 or call the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1- 800-244 -TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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