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Yonkers Residents Warned Of Prepaid Card Phone Scam

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YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano along with Yonkers Police Commissioner Charles Gardner  are warning residents and local businesses of a recent prepaid card phone scam that has resulted in victims losing thousands of dollars.

The prepaid-card scam involves consumers receiving calls from someone who claims to be collecting a debt from either a utility company, the IRS or as settlement for an auto accident, threatening the loss of the person’s heat, electric, possible deportation or criminal prosecution.

Consumers are then asked to place money on a prepaid card that can be purchased at a local business or retail store and then transfer money to the fraudsters.

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