Town of Islip, NY - December 21, 2016 - All Town residents should be aware that several of our senior residents have reported attempts to extort money from them. The pattern is the same. A senior receives a telephone call that a grandchild is in trouble. The caller says that the grandchild will be safe if cash or gift cards are secured and delivered to a nearby location in a very short time frame. The seniors who have been able to reach their family members before delivering the money find that their grandchild is safe at home.
If you receive a suspicious telephone call, please call your local police precinct and report it to them.