June 12,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police report multiply incidence of identity theft in the Village. On May 29th, an Eastside Avenue resident responded to Ridgewood Police headquarters to report identity theft. The victim reported an unknown person opened two retail store credit card accounts utilizing his personal information in Syracuse, N.Y. and Hawthorne, N.Y. without his authorization. Both retail stores contacted the victim and they were advised the accounts were fraudulent and both accounts were closed. The victim was then provided an identity theft information fact sheet and advised to monitor his accounts.

On May 29th, a Heights Road resident responded to Ridgewood Police headquarters to report a fraud in the past. The victim reported an unknown person purchased an Apple iPhone and added a new line to his account without authorization. The victim reported Verizon was able to cancel the purchase before it was shipped to a location in Philadelphia, Pa. The victim reported he has been a victim of several identity thefts in the past and he will continue to monitor his accounts.