‘Roberts’ scam caller targeting ST/PCV tenants

Local politicians and "Roberts" attorney Alexander Schmidt in Stuyvesant Town after the Appellate Court win in 2009.

Local politicians and “Roberts” attorney Alexander Schmidt in Stuyvesant Town after the Appellate Court win in 2009.

By Sabina Mollot

It didn’t take long for scammers to start targeting victims of hurricane Sandy, and as of today, the latest targets of what appear to be a phone scam are residents of Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village.

Within the past hour, Council Member Dan Garodnick told Town & Village that he’s been made aware of at least one phone call from someone claiming to be involved with the “Roberts v. Tishman Speyer” class action and asking a resident for personal information.

“This is a fraud,” said Garodnick, after confirming as much with lead Roberts attorney for the plaintiffs, Alexander Schmidt.

The caller apparently told a resident that they were entitled to money as a result of the recent settlement, but then went on to ask for personal information.

“You should not expect such a phone call and you should not give out personal information,” said Garodnick.

Though residents should expect to hear from attorneys soon with more information about the settlement and what kind of damages they’re entitled to, that information will come via mail in the beginning of January. In addition, it will come from the Berdon Claims Administration.

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