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Aberdeen Residents Report Credit Card, Phone Fraud

Incidents reported on Jan. 9 and 10

Aberdeen police file photo
Aberdeen police file photo

Police in Aberdeen responded to reports from residents that either were scammed or feared that they were a target of fraud.

A Gordon Street resident on Jan. 9 reported that his Social Security number was used to open “several” credit card accounts, police said. Special Officer Joseph Mason responded to take the resident’s report.

The next day, a Ferland Lane resident reported to police that he received phone calls from “individuals claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service,” police said. The caller demanded payment of taxes on property the man did not own, and Officer Darryl Richardson responded.

These incidents come around the same time that the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office warned that someone claiming to be from the organization was placing harassing phone calls and requesting money.
Pamela Banks-Johnson January 23, 2014 at 11:10 AM
The Bayshore Family Success Center is holding an information session about Identity Theft and How to Protect Yourself. Annmarie Howley, Director of Monmouth County's Department of Community Affairs will provide useful information on this growing crime. The session will take place on Thursday, January 30, 7-9 p.m., at the Henry Hudson Activity Center, 945 Route 36, Leonardo. The event is free and open to all. Please RSVP to pbanksjohnson@cymca.org or at 732-241-6670.
Tracy Goff January 24, 2014 at 03:41 PM
i received the same phone calls

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