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As New York and Connecticut open up COVID-19 shots to everyone ages 16 and up, the Department of Justice wants residents to avoid clicking on links that claim to be a vaccine survey. The fraudulent surveys are used to steal money and personal data.

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A Connecticut man who pleaded guilty in a 1998 health care fraud case was granted a full pardon by Donald Trump.

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Several of the highest-paid Long Island Rail Road employees now face federal criminal charges in an alleged overtime fraud scheme.

Prosecutors said four current and former LIRR workers, and a New York City Transit worker, allegedly submitted false reports claiming they worked hundreds of hours of overtime. Collectively, the five employees earned more than $1 million in overtime pay.

Prosecutors said the workers claimed “almost physically impossible amounts of overtime”, while they were at home, out bowling, or on vacation.

SCAMS! They're Out to Get You

Dec 3, 2020
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The holidays are here. And so are the scammers. They're out in full force to separate consumers from their hard-earned money. And the pandemic has opened the door to a unique form of fraud with fake testing kits and bogus cures. Today on The Full Story, we examine the consumer fraud scams in our region and what you can do to stop them.

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On Long Island, the associate director of operations at a state-run Pilgrim Psychiatric Center was arrested Thursday for $132,000-worth of insurance fraud.