China News Service, April 8th. According to the US "Overseas Chinese News" report, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office (DA) in New York entered Manhattan's Chinatown on the 6th to popularize crime prevention knowledge to the Chinese community and encourage Chinese people to actively contribute to Manhattan. The District Attorney's Office reports crimes and jointly maintains the public security environment in the community.

  The Manhattan District Attorney's Office is calling on crime victims or witnesses to actively report crimes or provide information without asking about their immigration status.

Tel: 212-335-3600, Email: iau@dany.nyc.gov, WhatsApp or WeChat: 347-371-0877.

  Christian, who heads the Manhattan District Attorney's Office's Anti-Elder Abuse Task Force, said the task force is responsible for combating elder abuse cases and protecting people over 60 from crimes such as physical abuse, domestic violence, economic exploitation and neglect.

Victims or those with information can report the incident by calling the Manhattan District Attorney's Office hotline at 212-335-9007.

  At the same time, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office Hate Crime Task Force, Anti-Domestic Violence Task Force, and Immigration Task Force also participated in the meeting.

Among them, the Hate Crime Task Force, if you think you are a victim or witness of a hate crime, please call the hotline: (212) 335-3100.

Some of the more common crimes include:

  One is lottery winning scams.

This type of case is usually where the victim is told that he has won some kind of lottery or lottery and needs to pay to run the draw.

Often scammers will ask for bank or credit card information, or ask for payment by phone or check.

  Second, emotional fraud.

These types of scams usually happen on dating sites or software, social media, or in person.

The perpetrators of the scam convince the victim that they are in love, using emotions to trick unsuspecting victims into sending money, such as for sick children, saving businesses, paying for airline tickets, etc.

Scammers usually ask for the money via wire transfer or credit card.

  Third, computer or telephone fraud.

Scammers pretend to be employees of tech companies such as Apple, Microsoft, etc. to call victims, and may even pretend to be Caller ID to increase their credibility.

Fraudsters usually require victims to install designated applications so that they can remotely access the victim's computer, mobile phone and other electronic devices.

In the course of the scam, scammers often claim to have discovered or created a false problem, claiming to be trying to help the victim solve the "problem," and then demand payment for a one-time fee or subscription to a so-called "support service."

  Fourth, pretending to be relatives to defraud the elderly.

When scammers call older people, they usually say something like "Hello, mother-in-law/grandmother. Do you know who I am?"

When unsuspecting victims think it is their grandchildren and other younger relatives, scammers fabricate reasons to swindle money.

There is another similar scam, where scammers tell victims that their grandchildren have been arrested abroad but cannot pay bail, and demand the money from the victims.

  Fifth, impersonating the Internal Revenue Service and public service companies to defraud money.

Scammers, often under the guise of the IRS, public service companies, claim to collect overdue debts or help with car accidents.

Scammers threaten victims that they will be cut off from utility service, or could be deported or prosecuted if they do not immediately wire money, provide bank or credit card information, or pay with a prepaid card.

  Sixth, taking advantage of the new crown pneumonia epidemic to defraud.

Scammers falsely claim to offer treatment, or offer virus tests or vaccines in order to swindle money and steal victims' personal information, such as insurance.

Do not provide personal, medical or financial information on such calls.

  Seventh, social security fraud.

Scammers often claim to be from the federal Social Security Administration (SSA) and ask for payment in cash or gift cards to avoid arrest for suspected Social Security number issues.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office reminds that the Federal Social Security Administration will never contact and tell anyone that their Social Security number has been suspended, demand immediate payment for any reason, ask for a credit or debit card number over the phone, ask the person to contact the Pay Social Security debts, promise approvals, or increase social benefits in exchange for information or money while appealing amounts owed.

(Liu Yiling)

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