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It’s Happened Again: Police In New Jersey Warn Of Hostage-Taking Scam

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It’s Happened Again: Police In New Jersey Warn Of Hostage-Taking Scam
Family Members Not In Danger, But Convincing Scammers Say Otherwise

FAIR LAWN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Beware of a phone scam flim flam involving phony kidnappers claiming to hold a loved one hostage.

A man in Fair Lawn fell for the trick.

What happened next triggered a massive police response.A caller said “I have your brother-in-law. Stay on the phone. Go to the bank and get $800.”

The man remained quiet, but handed notes to the teller at the Chase bank on Saddle River Road. He wanted to alert the police.

“He started writing notes to the teller, ‘the person on the phone has my brother, ransom, hostage, please call the police when I leave,’” Fair Lawn Police Sgt. Richard Schultz told CBS 2′s Tony Aiello.

They came in force thinking it was a heist.

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/02/15/police-in-new-jersey-warn-of-hostage-taking-scam/

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