Hudson Valley Residents Be Aware of Latest Telephone ScamJul 20th, 2013 | By HV Insider | Category: Lead Article
As reported on Wednesday, Hudson Valley residents need to be aware of a telephone scam in the area. Originally reported for the Town of Newburgh and the greater Newburgh area, it has now spread throughout Orange County and into Dutchess County.
Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana and Sheriff Carl E. DuBois advised residents to be aware of a regional telephone scam that involves a phone call from an unknown individual claiming to have been in a car accident with a loved one, and then demanding funds to pay for damages.
Officials advise residents if they receive such a call to please contact their local police or call 911 and inform them of any information that would be helpful to this on-going investigation.