Opinion: NYC law enforcement is running the controlled customers scam on me.


People I know pay NYC law enforcement to harass me every day. They chased away several of my web marketing clients, and now I’ve been homeless in NYC for about five years. 

I can’t move into a homeless shelter because that makes it easier for NYC law enforcement to harass me. Therefore I live in the street. I have a place to shower, keep clean clothes, etc. I’m on public assistance. 

Quick disclaimers: If you have an emergency, call 911. This is all my opinion. Use this information at your own risk. Verify everything yourself. 

NYC law enforcement has billions of dollars. In my opinion, they have very little oversight. When you have billions of dollars, you can run serious scams if that’s how you choose to spend the money.

One of the many scams that NYC law enforcement runs on me is the controlled customer scam. 

Before I get into it, one more thing. NYC law enforcement has people who work from them in regular clothes harass me every day. They shove their phones in my face, they tease me, they harass me, and they crash into me.  I’m used to it. I never react at all. 

I have reported NYC law enforcement to several government agencies nationwide and I’m waiting to hear back. 

I have a small storage room in Midtown Manhattan. NYC law enforcement made me homeless and now they want my clothes in the garbage, not a storage room. 

NYC law enforcement has members of their regular clothes scam team renting storage rooms at the place where I have my storage. 

Members of NYC law enforcement’s scam team have tried to pick fights with me, start conversations with me, harass me, block me from walking, etc., at the storage place. All I do is ignore them and walk away. 

Today I went to my gym to take a shower. Someone went into my backpack last night and stole the lock I use for my gym locker. I went to my storage place to pick up an extra lock. When I showed up at the storage place there were a few members of NYC law enforcement’s scam team on location. 

I say to myself, what could the scam be this time? NYC law enforcement has people pretend “he’s selling drugs,” “he’s doing drugs,” “he’s stalking girls,” “he’s a thief,” and many other scams. 

Just for the record, I don’t have a criminal record, and I don’t do anything illegal. I’m on welfare. I have a small amount of money for food and a little more for some necessities. 

Today, I suspect NYC law enforcement scam is the “he smells” scam. I shower every day. I wash my clothes at laundromats. I showered yesterday, and I’m about to shower in a few minutes. If you saw me right now, you would not think I’m homeless. If you look at my social media, you can see what I look like or the about page on this website. 

NYC law enforcement has people follow me into many stores and places I go just to make up lies and try to get me kicked out. 

I hope the whole world finds out what NYC law enforcement is up to one day, and it stops. I hope one day NYC law enforcement protects people and stops running scams. 

If there is any doubt that some percentage of NYC law enforcement runs scams, do a quick search in your favorite search engine and see what you find. 

I never mention a word of this to anyone at Baruch College-CUNY, where I go to college. 

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Mark Pine

New York City startups, web marketing, and Baruch College journalism major. 917-815-5415 social@markpine.com