Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano warns residents to beware of any phone calls or letters from a company claiming to be holding a package and requesting payment for delivery. This company—Valuable Assets Division—is not accredited with the Better Business Bureau, and has amassed numerous complaints with the Nassau County Police Department.
Residents are receiving letters that promise “Cash Funds Payments and Valuable Merchandise Opportunities,” which can be obtained by sending a processing fee of $20 through the mail. This is a confirmed scam, and County Executive Mangano is warning residents to disregard any such letter they receive.
“I urge Nassau’s residents to be mindful of any phone call or letter they receive urging them to send money in the mail,” said County Executive Mangano. “Notices like this are a scam and should be reported to the proper authorities.”
If you believe you were the victim of a scam, call 911, or report the incident to your local Nassau County Police Precinct. You can also report the scam to the Federal Trade Commission at: 1-877-FTC-HELP.