Anziano truffatore arrestato dopo essere stato attirato dalla nonna di Long Island

‘Bored grandma 1, bad guy 0’: Momento della nonna di Long Island, 73, attira il truffatore in una trappola mentre la polizia lo arresta per aver finto di essere suo nipote bisognoso $8,000 to pay bond

  • Jean, 73, attira il truffatore in una trappola mentre la polizia lo arresta per aver finto di essere suo nipote bisognoso 911 operatore, helped catch a suspected elder scammer in Long Island on Thursday
  • Man called Jean, claiming he was her grandson and needed money for bail after being involved in a DUI crash
  • Jean knew it was a lie because all her grandchildren are either in elementary or middle school
  • Jean also got calls from two other men pretending to be her bogus grandson’s lawyer and bail bondsman
  • Ring video shows suspect Joshua Estrella Gomez, 28, arrive at Jean’s home to collect $8,000 for bail after posing as a bondsman
  • As Gomez turns around to leave with envelope stuffed with paper towels instead of cash, two police officers jump out and arrest him
  • A quick-thinking grandmother from Long Island turned the tables on a suspected elder scammer after he called her up last week and pretended to be her grandson in desperate need of bail money following a DUI arrest.

    La donna, who identified herself as Jean, from Seaford, New York, saw right through the ruse.

    ‘He starts calling me “nonna,” and then I’m like, I don’t have a grandson that drives, so I knew it was a scam,’ Jean told CBS New York.

    Instead of hanging up on the conman, Jean, a retired 911 operator who described herself as a ‘bored grandma,’ decided to play along and lure him into a trap.








    Jean, 73, attira il truffatore in una trappola mentre la polizia lo arresta per aver finto di essere suo nipote bisognoso 911 operator from Long Island, last week helped the police catch a suspected elder scammer by luring him to her home

    Jean, 73, attira il truffatore in una trappola mentre la polizia lo arresta per aver finto di essere suo nipote bisognoso 911 operator from Long Island, last week helped the police catch a suspected elder scammer by luring him to her home

    A Ring camera at Jean's home in Seaford captured the suspect arriving to collect $8,000 in cash towards her bogus grandson's bail

    A Ring camera at Jean’s home in Seaford captured the suspect arriving to collect $8,000 in cash towards her bogus grandson’s bail

    This image shows the suspect walking away with a yellow envelope containing paper towels instead of cash

    This image shows the suspect walking away with a yellow envelope containing paper towels instead of cash

    Police officers were lying in wait and arrested the suspect on the spot

    Police officers were lying in wait and arrested the suspect on the spot

    Video recorded by a doorbell camera captured the dramatic outcome of Jean’s ploy, showing two Nassau County police officers tackling the suspected swindler to the ground as he turned to leave, carrying an envelope stuffed with cut-up paper towels instead of $8,000 in bail money.

    The Nassau County Police Department has identified the suspect as Joshua Estrella Gomez, 28, from Mineola, who was arrested on Thursday on a charge of attempted grand larceny.

    Gomez was released on an appearance ticket and is due back in court on February 3.

    [object Window], the incident began unfolding on Thursday morning, when the would-be victim, Jean, received a call from a man claiming to be her grandson.

    The conman was tackled to the ground on Jean's lawn as she coolly looked on

    Arrest at Jean's home in Seaford, NUOVO

    The conman was tackled to the ground on Jean’s lawn as she coolly looked on

    The caller told his ‘grandmotherthat he was driving while intoxicated and was involved in an accident in which a woman was hurt, resulting in his arrest, segnalato notizia 12.

    But all of Jean’s seven grandchildren are either in elementary or middle school, and none of them drives, secondo Giornale.

    Poco tempo dopo, the 73-year-old grandmother got a second call from another man claiming to be her grandson’s lawyer, Matt Levine, and asking her for $8,000 towards her jailed grandson’s bail.

    Joshua Estrella Gomez, 28, from Mineola, who was arrested on Thursday on a charge of attempted grand larceny

    Joshua Estrella Gomez, 28, from Mineola, who was arrested on Thursday on a charge of attempted grand larceny

    Poi, a third call came in from yet another man identifying himself as Jean’s grandson’s bail bondman, who informed the woman that he was in the area of her home in Seaford to collect the bail money.

    ‘I told him I had the money in the house, and I figured, he’s not going to fall for that. Bene, he fell for that hook, line and sinker,’ Jean told CBS New York with a laugh.

    Jean quickly contacted the police and reported the scam.

    By the time Gomez arrived at the woman’s home to pick up the bail money, two officers were waiting for him inside.

    Ring video shows Gomez, dressed in a tan coat, a beanie hat and a facemask, show up on Jean’s doorstep, where she hands him a yellow envelope stuffed with paper towels.

    The unsuspecting swindler turns around to leave with his loot, at which point a pair of uniformed officers emerge from their hiding place, tackle him to the ground and pin him down on Jean’s lawn, with the homeowner coolly looking on from her porch.

    Ripensandoci, Jean said she does not know what prompted her to engage with the scammer and invite him over to her house, instead of hanging up the phone like she has done many times before.

    ‘Bored grandma 1, bad guy 0,Jean told NBC New York with a chuckle.

    Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder praised Jean during a press conference on Friday, quipping that she should be deputized as a commissioner.

    Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder praised Jean during a press conference on Friday, joking that she should be deputized as a commissioner

    Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder praised Jean during a press conference on Friday, joking that she should be deputized as a commissioner

    ‘These individuals sit at home and have nothing better to do than to think of ways to take advantage of our elderly,’ Ryder said of criminal preying on the elderly.

    Jean’s son said he is proud of his mother for helping take down a criminal, although he would have preferred if she hung up, instead of going through with her subterfuge.

    ‘I was playing a game, è stato divertente,’ Jean said. ‘I didn’t think it was really going to happen. I thought the guy would catch me in a lie. Ovviamente, I was pretty good because he believed me.

    How to stop scammers fleecing you or your elderly relatives

    The FBI lists grandparent scams such as the one Jean foiled as a classic means of trying to con vulnerable elderly people by making them think their loved ones are in financial trouble.

    Other common tactics include posing as a prospective romantic match online, as a tech support team, or lottery representative who claims that they can reunite you with a windfallin return for banking details that will result in the opposite happening.

    The FBI has urged Americans to immediately cease contact with anyone who they suspect may be a scammer, or whose out-of-the-blue contact makes them feel uneasy.

    Search online for more information about the suspected scammertype in their phone number, indirizzo email, company name, or other identifying details they’ve given you.

    Spesso, others who’ve had a brush with the same attempted con will have posted details online, and help confirm your suspicions.

    Never send any personal information, money or other valuables to people or businesses you don’t know.

    Check your computer anti-virus and malware software is up to date.

    If a suspicious looking pop-up still appears, close down your computer immediately.

    The FBI has said to be particularly cautious of pop ups appearing on a locked phone, tablet or computer screen, as these are a common way of installing software which can be used for identity theft.

    If you fear you’ve fallen victim to a scam, contact the Bureau immediately.

    Check online for details of your local field office, submit a mancia in linea, or file a complaint with the FBI’s Crime Complaint Center.

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