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Ridgewood Police report a litany of identity theft related crime

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May 27,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewod Nj, Ridgewood Police report a litany of identity theft related crimes in Ridgewood :

A Newcomb Road resident responded to Ridgewood Police headquarters on May 11th to report a fraud in the past. The victim reported an unknown person withdrew funds from the victim’s bank account without authorization between 4/23/18- 5/4/18. The victim reported the incident to the Bank of America fraud department and they are investigating the incident.

On May 13th, a Doremus Road resident reported he was the victim of a fraud and theft in the past. The victim reported an unknown person utilized his identity to open a Verizon Wireless account in his name without authorization in September 2017. The victim reported he contacted the Verizon Fraud Department who investigated the incident and reimbursed the victim for the overcharge on the account.

A Goffle Road resident responded to Ridgewood Police headquarters on May 18th to report an attempted fraud which reportedly occurred in New York City. The victim reported her bank notified her that an unknown male entered a Chase Bank in Union Square, N.Y. and attempted to withdraw money from an account and provided a fraudulent identification. The victim reported the bank became suspicious and refused the transaction.

On May 20th, a Van Buren Street resident reported a theft of impersonation after discovering an unknown person obtained personal information and attempted to gain access to his bank account through a suspicious email. The victim reported he contacted his personal bank and reported the incident and was advised to document the incident with our department

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