Sick scam: Callous fraudsters target ill 9/11 heroes
Some 9/11 first responders who have become ill as a result of their work have become the targets of scams. (Maisel, Todd)
First responders left sickened by the toxic fumes they inhaled at Ground Zero are now falling prey to something else — scam artists, the Daily News has learned.
A crew of callous cons have been reaching out to sufferers from 9/11-related illnesses, claiming to be members of the federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
The fraudsters claim they need to confirm some information and want the fund enrollees to rattle off their addresses, Social Security numbers and other information that could be used in a host of identity theft scams, officials said.