Friday, February 8, 2013
The resident received a call from someone claiming to be her grandson stuck in jail in Mexico.
Phone scammers are back at their game, again trying to fool Port Washington residents. A Port Washington woman received a call at 11:17 a.m. Feb. 1 from someone claiming to be her grandson in a Mexican jail, according to police reports. The caller told the woman to wire money so that he could be released. The woman contacted family members, and learned that her grandson was not actually in Mexico, according to the report. Realizing the scam, she contacted police. Port Washington police warned of an increased number of these types of scammer calls around the holidays, offering advice to protect yourself from a loss: Residents who may receive scam phone calls or emails are urged to report them to the Port Washington Police Department …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A caller convinced an elderly Port Washington man to withdraw money from his bank and go to Walmart to send a money gram to Haiti to help his "grandson."
An elderly Port Washington man was lucky to have headed to Walmart after contacted by a scammer claiming to be his grandson stranded in Mexico. The Port Washington police received a call about the incident at 10:23 a.m. Thursday. The elderly man had received a phone call, during which the caller told the man he needed to wire money to Haiti to help his grandson who supposedly was in Mexico, according to police reports. The man, trusting the caller, withdrew money and then went to Walmart, the report said. Walmart staff recognized what was happening and told the man it was a scam, instructing him to return his money to the bank. The man did not lose any money. This incident comes just a couple days after the police department issued a …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Who doesn't enjoy a good margarita, especially on the day known as Cinco de Mayo. If you're out and about, we'd like to see the ways you celebrated the holiday. Upload your photos to this story!
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- Lyssa Beyer
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that celebrates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War, according to History.com. Though the holiday isn't as highly celebrated in it's country of origin (Mexico), people in the United States have made Cinco de Mayo something big. Show Patch the ways you are celebrating this elaborate holiday by adding your photos to the gallery and telling us about your celebration in the comments!