Illegal Drug Abuse
Heroin has emerged as the leader of
recreational drug use due to its cheap price. It is very affordable.
Parents need to be vigilant in the observation and supervision of the
children to recognize drug use and get early intervention for their
child. Parents should also reinforce to their children to not concede to
peer pressure to use a drug. Police Chief Joseph Neve and Mayor William
Hendrick are concerned with the substance abuse within the Village.
The Lynbrook Police Department has made
it a number one priority to do whatever is possible to prevent substance
abuse by adopting a zero tolerance towards possession and the sale of
If you have information regarding suspected drug offenses, please
contact the Lynbrook Police Department by calling 516-599-3300 or send
the information on our tips page.
NEW TELEPHONE SCAMS
and merchants must be aware of the current scams that are occurring in
Lynbrook and throughout the entire County. A person will get a phone
call from the IRS or a utility such as the electric company. The
individual will state that money is owed and must be paid immediately or
you will be arrested or your electric will be immediately turned off.
They will ask you to immediately purchase a green dot card in the amount
you supposedly owe and
them back They will give you a call back telephone number to call
after the green dot card purchase is made. When you call back it, the
person will greet you with the government agency or utility name. It
will sound authentic. You will then be asked for the green card
number. Once given, they will immediately proceed and obtain the funds
that you placed on the green dot card account.
been scammed and you will not be able to obtain your money once you
provide them with the green dot card number. The IRS, and a public
utility will not call you and ask you to purchase a green dot card.
They will send written correspondence to you.
variation of this confidence game is to tell you that they have
kidnapped your family member and threaten to harm them if you do not
purchase a green dot card and provide them with the card number.
In both of
the instances, the caller will be very demanding, threatening and
convincing that you need to provide them with the money that they want.
Don’t do it. Call the police.
SCAM TO OBTAIN
CREDIT CARD INFORMATION
The new scam to obtain your credit card information
involves a text message to your telephone advising you of strange
activity on your credit card and to call the telephone number listed in
the text message. If you call the number, a computer generated message
asks you to enter your credit card information such as; card number,
expiration date, pin number for the ATM, and the three number security
code on the rear of your card.
DO NOT CALL THIS NUMBER
DO NOT ENTER CREDIT CARD
If you enter the credit card information, it will be
captured and you will suffer monetary loses. The credit card information
will be used to make purchases and to make withdrawals from your bank
accounts by using ATM machines.
One text message may ask you to call the Suncoast Federal
Credit Union at telephone # 202 499 2084. If you have any questions
about the use of your credit card call the number listed on the rear of
your card or call the number listed on your credit card statements
BEWARE OF FREE MONEY
you are advised, in any manner, that you have won money in a
lottery, contest or even the beneficiary of a will DO NOT SEND MONEY.
Legitimate lotteries, contests or probating of wills, will not ask you
to provide tax money, fees or bank account numbers. If you send
money or provide your bank account number you will most probably lose
your money. Since these scams usually originate in other countries
your money will not be retrievable. ***** DO NOT BE A VICTIM *****
Several Lynbrook residents have reported
that they have been the victim of a telephone scam.
They receive a telephone call from a person pretending to be a relative
and that they are involved in an auto accident or some type of police
involvement in another country The caller then requests that the victim wire
money via Western Union to assist him with his problem. The caller
will beg and request that the victim not tell his parents or anyone else
that he is in trouble. In each case, the caller provided enough
information to convince the victim to wire the money. One victim
wired $4000.00 to the scam artist.
Do not fall victim to the scam. It is
extremely important to obtain a call back number, hang up and verify the
information provided by the caller with other relatives or friends
before sending money. If it is a scam and it probably is, your
money will never be recovered.
Throughout Nassau County thieves have been targeting cars parked
overnight in streets, parking lots and private driveways.
Residents are advised not to leave
valuables inside of their vehicle and should lock their car. GPS
units, wallets, IPODs and jewelry are usual targets of the thief.