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"Special Statement" ...Some icy spots possible early Monday morning... Temperatures will drop below freezing across portions of Suffolk County under clear skies this evening. Clouds will move in from the west by midnight and precipitation will overspread the area just before sunrise. The precipitation may start out as a mix of light rain and wet snow before changing to plain rain around 7 am. The colder locations...rural areas of central and eastern Suffolk (pine barrens) may see the precipitation freeze on untreated surfaces for a period before surface temperatures warm up. 241 PM EST sun Dec 4 2016 ...Some icy spots possible early Monday morning... Temperatures will drop below freezing across portions of Suffolk County under clear skies this evening. Clouds will move in from the west by midnight and precipitation will overspread the area just before sunrise. The precipitation may start out as a mix of light rain and wet snow before changing to plain rain around 7 am. The colder locations...rural areas of central and eastern Suffolk (pine barrens) may see the precipitation freeze on untreated surfaces for a period before surface temperatures warm up. 241 PM EST sun Dec 4 2016 ...Some icy spots possible early Monday morning... Temperatures will drop below freezing across portions of Suffolk County under clear skies this evening. Clouds will move in from the west by midnight and precipitation will overspread the area just before sunrise. The precipitation may start out as a mix of light rain and wet snow before changing to plain rain around 7 am. The colder locations...rural areas of central and eastern Suffolk (pine barrens) may see the precipitation freeze on untreated surfaces for a period before surface temperatures warm up. -- Sunday Dec.04 16,07:24 PM

SCPD Scam Alert: Residents Warned of Telephone Scam

Scammers pretend to be IRS employees looking for unpaid taxes.

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Suffolk County, NY - June 10th, 2014 - The Suffolk County Police Department is warning residents of a telephone scam during which people are asked to send money via prepaid cards for payment of unpaid taxes.

A potential victim will receive a telephone call from someone claiming that they are from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the individual owes back taxes. The caller threatens the individual with arrest if they do not purchase prepaid Green Dot cards to pay off the taxes.

During a recent incident, a man spoofed an IRS telephone number, in order to give the appearance the call was legitimate, demanded the victim purchase several thousand dollars’ worth of Green Dot cards and give him the card numbers over the phone. The victim complied with the man’s request but did not fulfill the entire amount requested. The following day, a female called from what, on the caller ID, appeared to be 911 and identified herself as an employee of the Suffolk County Police Department. The caller told the victim if she did not send the remainder of the money, she would be arrested.

Investigations have determined that victims are randomly selected and the caller is usually able to convince the target that the scenario is real.

The Suffolk County Police Department advises residents to independently verify the information the caller is giving is true and not to give out any personal information during the call.  If someone receives a call of this nature, they are advised to call the Suffolk County Police Department for further investigation.