It's not like I expect phone scammers to abide by a code of ethics, but Ocean County Sheriff Mike Mastronardy is warning the public about a scam that ripped off a 77-year-old cancer patient.

The Asbury Park Press is telling the story of the man who is undergoing treatment for stage 4 colon cancer, and who became the victim of the scam to the tune of $18,000.

Sheriff Mastronardy says that the scheme is part of ongoing efforts by criminals who are likely outside of the country to target Ocean County senior citizens.

You can click here for the full story from the Asbury Park Press, including more details on the scam, comments from Sheriff Mastronardy, and what you can do to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from similar fraud attempts.


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