Mount Sinai, NY - April 21, 2016 - In 2012, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker partnered with the Suffolk County Police Department to create a scam alert website, www.scpdscamalert.org. The website was one of Legislator Anker’s first initiatives upon entering office, and is an important resource to warn residents about common phone and internet scams, and illegal money schemes.
Since launching the website in 2012, Legislator Anker has worked diligently with the Suffolk County Police Department, the Suffolk County Department of Labor Licensing and Consumer Affairs, and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office to provide residents with the most up-to-date information and a more user-friendly, interactive experience. The updated website contains more links and resources with valuable information about how to avoid becoming a scam victim. On the website, along with information about common scams, you can now find a link to the Suffolk County Wall of Shame Registry, which lists the individuals and companies who have been found in violation of Suffolk County’s Licensing Law, as well as information about how to report a scam.
“In the past week I’ve received several scam phone calls. Residents need to be vigilant against unsolicited phone calls and internet scams. It is important to never provide personal information to someone you do not know,” Legislator Anker. “I urge residents to be alert and to utilize the updated website and its resources.”
To report a scam, please contact the Suffolk County Police Department by calling 631-852-COPS (2677).