According to Nassau County Police, the 92-year-old Massapequa Park resident tried to log into her online investing account around 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 5.

However, she saw a message saying her account was locked. Minutes later, the woman received a call from someone claiming to be from the bank, who told the victim that her account had been locked due to “suspicious activity”.

The victim was transferred to the presumed representative office.

The representative explained to the victim that in order to unlock her account, he needed to remotely control her computer and received a photo of the victim’s driver’s license, police said.

She complied, and it wasn’t long before nearly $37,000 was drained from her account, according to authorities.

The woman didn’t realize she had been scammed until she called her bank.

Police said the investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone who may have information about this scam should contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or 911.

All calls will remain anonymous.

Additionally, the Nassau County Police Department is urging the community to be alert to potential scams and to check on friends and family who may be vulnerable to such scams.

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