Jersey Shore, 3 Scams to Watch Out For
There is another scam for Ocean County from the Ocean County Sheriff's Office.
There are so many scams out there. Please be a safe. Thank you to the Brick Township Police Department for these three scams to watch out for, according to the patch.com.
A friend of mine recently went through something like this and it was horrible.
He's talking to his son and he's asking him if he's ok, he says he was in an accident, I'm in trouble and I need a lawyer. I need you to call this lawyer's number.
The phone was not in a good area and was very crackly. The phone was not very clear. The phone just cuts out. The phone call was very short, but he was able to get the lawyer's number to my friend right before the phone cuts out. The number that came through on the phone was not his son's phone number, the police had his phone.
It's every parent's worst nightmare, what is going on?
This is my son and he needs me. My friend calls the number of this lawyer, the number that was given to him before the phone cut out on him. My friend tells me, it sounds like a normal office sound, he gives him the information, he hears the shuffling of papers over the phone and gives him more minor information. He was asked for money for his son. His son was never in an accident and thank goodness he was ok. But, these phone scams have to stop. How crazy and how scary?
What are the 3 scams we should all watch out for in Ocean County New Jersey?
#1 - Gift Card Scams: Anytime anyone requests payment in the form of a gift card, it is usually spam. Especially, if it's a utility company or anything thing else that looks suspicious.
#2 - Grandparent Scams: This is so sad and when my Mom was living she would get calls all day from spam callers. We were always so concerned about it. But, if they get a call from a family member or grand child in distress and it's all made up. They claim to be in trouble and need money. Please make sure to talk to your older parents or grandparents about this horrible scam going around. Always have a back up plan for them so they are Ok.
#3 - Email scams are the worst. Beware of suspicious emails. Be very cautious of email attachments. **Thanks to patch.com for these scams from police department.
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