Coba Alert

Phone Scam Using Nassau Sheriffs Dept Officers Names

June 6, 2023

Dear COBA Members/Retirees;

COBA has become aware of a scam that is circulating where COBA Members are receiving calls on their personal phones that show Nassau County Jail phone numbers on their Caller ID as well as a number from Chicago, wherein a live Operator states that the Member owes money to other COBA Members and Retirees. The Operator states that you owe in some cases 25 thousand dollars or more, and to send this owed money via wire transfer or through a Bail Bond company. It does not appear to be a professional operation, but the concern is where the phone numbers were garnered from?

It is our understanding the Dept has made all proper law enforcement notifications regarding this issue.

This message is to make sure that all COBA Members are vigilant and aware of these types of scams that have occurred here in the past.

If you suspect that you are a victim of fraud and/or identity theft that may be employment related, please take the following steps:

  • Immediately notify the Depts Human Resources Unit as well as the Dept of Labor of this potential fraud.
  • You can also file a complaint by contacting the Nassau County DA's office website at:
  • For personal identity theft, you can contact the Nassau County Police Dept by calling 911.

More information can be found on the Federal Trade Commission's website:

You should also stay vigilant by regularly reviewing your credit reports.

Brian Sullivan, COBA President


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