On Tuesday, May 9, a 44-year-old Huashan man attempted to purchase merchandise online, according to the Nassau County Police Department.

However, the site asked the man to provide personal information and he quickly canceled the purchase process as it made him uncomfortable.

The next day, the victim received a call from an unknown man claiming to be a fraud specialist for Bank of America, police said.

According to the scammers, the victim’s bank account has been compromised and in order to remedy, the victim needs to transfer funds from his checking account to a new, unknown account set up by the scammers.

The scammers then reportedly sent the Flower Hill man a new card by mail. Once received, the victim transfers his money to the new account.

According to police reports, from Thursday, May 11 to Tuesday, May 16, the man transferred approximately $16,900 to the scammer’s account.

After realizing it was a scam, the victim contacted authorities.

Investigation is still ongoing.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the scam to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

Nassau County Police are urging the community to be alert to potential scams and to check on friends and family who may be vulnerable to these scams.

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