(Southampton, NY)- Suffolk County Police Financial Crimes Unit detectives are investigating a scam that targeted an elderly man who sent money from New Mexico to New York.
Financial Crimes Unit detectives and Southampton Village Police were notified that a 75-year-old Bernalillo, New Mexico resident shipped $8,500 in cash to a home in the Village of Southampton, believing he was a lottery winner and the money would pay fees for him to collect his prize.
Police waited at the location after the package was delivered at approximately 9:30 a.m. on February 9 and no one responded to the home to retrieve it.
Detectives are asking anyone who believes they may be a victim of a scam or have information about a scam to call the Financial Crimes Unit at 631-852-6821.
-Press release & photo courtesy of Suffolk County Police Public Information