Phone Scam

N.J. Family Terrified By Phone Scammers Who Falsely Claim KidnappingsA new phone scam is so sophisticated that it had one New Jersey mother terrified that her son was going to be killed.
Police: Phone Scammers Can Wipe Out Computer, Steal Personal InformationPolice are warning about a new phone scam that can wipe out everything on your computer and steal all of your information.
Police In Rockland County Warn Residents Of Possible 'Russian Hackers' Phone ScamPolice in Rockland County are warning residents about a possible scam after a woman reported getting a call from a man who told her that her computer had been attacked by Russian hackers.
Morris County Prosecutors Warn Of IRS Phone ScamProsecutors said an East Hanover resident received a call from someone claiming to be with the IRS.
Con Artists Prey On Unsuspecting Victims With Kidnapping Phone ScamIt has been a popular scam in the past several years. Con artists have called unsuspecting people claiming a relative is in trouble and needs money wired immediately.
Cons Put New Twist On Old Phone Scam In WyckoffIn Wyckoff, there's a new twist to an old scam.
Clarkstown Police Warn Of 'IRS' Phone ScamIn the computer-generated calls, a female voice informs the person on the other end of the line that the IRS is planning to file a lawsuit for tax evasion -- unless he or she pays up.
Police In Connecticut: Phone Scammers Posing As IRS Agents, Demanding Back TaxesOne recent victim received a phone call from someone claiming to be an IRS agent who said the man's family owed $61,000 in back taxes but that the IRS would settle for $3,200, police said.
Nassau Officials Urge Vigilance In Response To IRS Phone ScamNassau County Police said several residents have received phone calls from persons claiming to be from the IRS who say they or a family member owe money for unpaid taxes.
Seen At 11: Scammers Pose As IRS, Threaten Arrest If You Don't Fork Over MoneyAuthorities say a scam that tricks people into turning over huge amounts of cash to con artists is growing—and so far, the crooks are getting away with it.
Officials: Fraudsters Target Bergen County Residents With Jury Duty Phone ScamFraudsters are apparently targeting Bergen County residents with a jury duty phone scam. Calls have been made on pre-paid cell phones with '201' area codes, the Bergen County Sheriff's office said.
Scammers Demanding Cash Transfers Targeting Stamford Residents By PhonePolice in Stamford are warning residents about recent phone scams. Susan Grant at the Consumer Federation of America said it's a frequent scam and any demand for money by unusual means is a dead giveaway.
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