Beware Of Scam, Woman Claiming Her Wallet Was Stolen

scam_alert8:17 p.m. U/D A Raintree resident is asking residents to be vigilant after he was nearly scammed. A short Hispanic looking woman, speaking fluent English, knocked on the resident’s door a short time ago claiming her wallet was stolen and she needed money. The resident grew suspicious when he noticed a group of people waiting in a vehicle in his driveway. When the resident offered to call the Police about her wallet, the woman quickly ran from his home and into the waiting vehicle and fled. Police have been called. The vehicle is described as a blue Chevy Lumina type.

TLS has contacted the LCSW Co-ordinator regarding the incident and its members are being placed on alert. “Especially after last night’s armed home-invasion, people have to be vigilant”, the LCSW Co-ordinator told TLS.

U/D 8:33 p.m. A resident from Lakeview, a  development the Raintree area, has just had two woman come to his door claiming they were from a gas company. They fled moments later.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. I saw two women one black and one white in lakeview a cop car pulled up and spoke to them and then left a few minutes later they were both picked up by a car this was at 8:30 in Lakeview

  2. It may not sound like a crime to Ann, but State law provides:

    NJ Consumer Fraud Statute 56:8-2.7.

    Solicitation of funds or contributions, or sale or offer for sale of goods or services under false representation of solicitation for charitable or nonprofit organization or of benefit for handicapped persons
    “It shall be an unlawful practice for any person to solicit funds or a contribution of any kind, or to sell or offer for sale any goods, wares, merchandise or services, by telephone or otherwise, where it has been falsely represented by such person” (or where the consumer has been falsely led to believe that such person is soliciting by or on behalf of any charitable or nonprofit organization, or that a contribution to or purchase from such person shall substantially benefit handicapped persons.)

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