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Ridgewood Police Department: Warrant Call Making the Rounds is a Scam

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police Department has received multiple reports of suspicious phone calls received by residents from 201-652-3900 (our non-emergency line). The caller claims to be a member of our department. They claim the call recipient has an arrest warrant and demand payment. THIS IS A SCAM. Hang up and do not give any personal information. The Ridgewood Police Department NEVER calls to demand money over the phone for outstanding tickets or warrants.

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No Love for Romance Scammers in 2024, No Love at All

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by Bridget Small
FTC Consumer Education Specialist

Ridgewood NJ, as your social media and mailboxes fill up with new year’s greetings, you might see some unfamiliar names. Are the messages from long-lost friends or romance scammers trying to get close? Here are some things to watch for.

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DJ Envy’s business Partner , Franklin Lakes Real Estate Investor and Influencer “Flipping NJ” Busted in Multimillion-dollar Ponzi Scheme

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Franklin Lakes NJ, a New Jersey real estate investor and influencer was arrested today for committing a multimillion-dollar Ponzi-like investment fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

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Beware Ridgewood Water “boil water notice” is Fake and a Phishing Scam

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Water has been made aware of a scam circulating on the web. It claims that there was a positive e. coli test and that the Ridgewood Water service area is under a boil water notice. This is not accurate or real. The fake message provides a link that directs the victim to a contact sheet requesting personal information. Please share this information regarding the scam and be vigilant.

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Clifton Man Charged in $13 Million Technology Support Scam Targeting over Seven Thousand Victims

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Clifton NJ,  a Passaic County, man was arrested today in connection with a technical support scam that targeted more than 7,000 victims in the United States, consisting mainly of small business owners and the elderly, defrauding those victims of more than $13 million, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

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Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney Calls “StayNJ” Legislation an Election Year Gimmick ,Not Going into Effect Until 2026

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Trenton NJ, according to Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney,  the New Jersey Senate and General Assembly passed the FY2024 State Budget on Friday, June 30, 2023. I proudly voted AGAINST this bloated spending plan, which increased to a grand total of $54.3 billion. Of this total, nearly 20% — or $10 billion — is surplus, giving New Jersey a “rainy day fund” that is at an all time high. What this budget failed to provide, however, was real tax relief for the majority of New Jerseyans.

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No Break for Fraudster and Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes

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Ridgewood NJ, Fraudster and Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes’ months-long battle to extend her freedom is over: A federal court judge late Monday denied the former Tech darlings bid to delay imprisonment, ruling she must surrender April 27 to serve her sentence for felony fraud at a Texas prison camp.

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PSE&G urges customers to think twice if someone threatens to immediately shut off their power, its a Scam

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Ridgewood NJ, PSE&G urges customers to be alert to utility scams – particularly scams demanding immediate bill payment. This week PSE&G joins Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) to recognize National Consumer Protection Week, which aims to educate customers on how they can guard against becoming victims of impostor utility scams. We are hear about this from Ridgewood  and Upper Saddle River .

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Glen Rock Resident Hit by Social Media “Cloning Scam”

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Glen Rock NJ, on Monday January 23rd at 2:55 PM a Glen Rock resident reported they learned of an investment opportunity from a purported professional colleague out of California, who they became acquainted with via social media. The resident made a series of investments totaling $25,100 via bitcoin and initially saw a high return on the investment. However, when the resident became suspicious and sought to withdraw funds from the account, the company, Crocker Wealth Management, stopped responding, and they have been unable to withdraw funds.

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New Scam Targets New Jersey’s Korean community

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Ridgewood NJ, here’s a scam we know is hitting the Korean community right now — but it’s just as likely to be coming soon to a phone or email inbox near you. Because one thing we know is that scammers never target just one person (or community). Read on so you can spot and report these scammers before they trick someone you care about out of money.

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Upper Saddle River Couple Ditched By Pool Contractor

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Upper Saddle River NJ, an Upper Saddle River couple appears to be ditched by their pool contractor . In over a year the pool contract has not been fulfilled leaving the couple high and dry.  No surprise NJ Bureau of Consumer Affairs and the Upper Saddle River building department seem powerless .The couple told the Ridgewood blog the following information :

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SCAM WARNING : “bitcoin giveaway” from ekaterina@theridgewoodblog.ai is a Scam

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Ridgewood NJ, folks if you receive an email from  ekaterina@theridgewoodblog.ai, asking me to fill my personal info on some Google form to participate in some ‘bitcoin giveaway’  it is a scam . This is not a the Ridgewood blog  email and has nothing to do with us .

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Division of Consumer Affairs Issues Alert on Gift Card Scams and Guidelines for Retailers to Prevent Fraud

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Ridgewood NJ,acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today announced that the Division of Consumer Affairs has issued a consumer alert on gift card scams along with guidelines for retailers to train their employees on signs that a consumer is falling victim to this common form of fraud.

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