The Clarkstown Police Department is alerting the public today about a money scam.
The scammers are calling residents and telling them that a member of their family has been arrested. The caller then instructs the victim to contact an attorney and gives them the attorney’s name and phone number. When the victim calls the alleged attorney, they receive instructions to send prepaid money cards to pay for bail for the victim's relative.
The scam artists are also asking for money cards to pay for damages.
The Clarkstown Police Department urges residents not to send money or money cards following an unconfirmed telephone solicitation. Residents are urged to call 845-639-5800 if they receive a similar call.