Four people arrested by state police for attempted scams in Oswego County

Parnish, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — On June 20, New York State Police arrested Jadeja S. Jayrajsinh, age 24, from Ontario, Canada, and Adity Mevawala, age 24, from Ontario, Canada, for attempted grand larceny in the third-degree, a Class E felony.

The investigation began when the 75-year-old female victim arrived at SP Pulaski with a large amount of cash. They stated that they received a phone call stating they were being accused of a crime.

The person over the phone instructed the victim that they would need to turn over a large amount of money to avoid being arrested, and a person would show up at their residence to collect cash. The victim became suspicious and reported it.

State police were able to take Jayrajsinh and Mevawala into custody as they picked up the money at the victim’s residence. Both suspects were taken to Oswego County CAP Court for arraignment and released on their own recognizance.

Shortly after the first attempted scam, NYSP once again arrested two people for an attempted scam in Oswego County.

On June 27, State police arrested Zi Liu, age 29, from Brooklyn, NY, and Juan Liu, age 29, from Brooklyn, NY, for attempted grand larceny in the third-degree.

Police found a 72-year-old male victim was transferred to a telephone number after he was advised his cash app was hacked.

The person on the phone asked the victim to withdraw $38,000 cash, which the person on the phone stated would protect his money.  

The scammers told the victim that they would come to his residence to pick up the cash. The victim contacted the New York State Police when he realized this was a possible scam.

State police arrested both suspects while they were attempting to pick up the money. They were transported to the Oswego County Jail for CAP Court arraignment.

The state police outlined some tips to help you identify a scam like these.

  • Resist the urge to act immediately, no matter how dramatic the story is.
  • Verify the person’s identity by asking questions a stranger couldn’t answer.
  • Do not give out personal information (date of birth, social security, address, etc.)
  • Don’t wire money, get cash out of a bank, or send a check or money order by overnight delivery or courier.
  • Report possible fraud at or by calling 1-877-FTC-HELP.

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