Smithtown Police Blotter: Man Victimized In Lottery Scam | #phishing | #scams

SMITHTOWN, NY — Curious about what’s going on in your neighborhood? Check out the recent crimes reported in the area between July 24 and July 30.

The Suffolk County Police Department posted the following information. All charges are accusations and do not signify guilt.

  • July 29: Grand larceny (third-degree) was reported on Lakebridge Drive South in Smithtown from July 14 at noon. A man received a call that he had won the lottery but needed to pay the taxes ahead of time before receiving the prize money, police said. He wired a large sum of money to the caller, police said. Police are investigating the scam.
  • July 29: Identity theft (first-degree) was reported on Ursula Court in Smithtown from July 19 at 10 a.m. A thief gained access to someone’s bank account and transferred funds, police said.
  • July 25: Identity theft (first-degree) was reported on Knolltop Drive in Nesconset from July 23 at 7:20 p.m. Someone said an unknown person opened at least one, possibly more, credit card account in their name, police said.

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