Similar to the story in Lakewood this week, the approximately 29-year-old Chasiddish woman was called and told a family member of hers was arrested, or going to be, and she needed to immediately send them thousands of dollars, the father-in-law of the victim who resides in Lakewood said.
The woman was instructed to withdraw the money from the bank and travel via taxi to a specific location Bayonne, New Jersey, to deposit the cash to a cryptocurrency machine.
Shortly after 4 PM she returned back to her home in Brooklyn.
“There needs to be an awaress about these type of things,” a Brooklyn Shomrim member told TLS. “Speak to your neighbors, your Shul members and everyone who doesn’t read the news- they need to know it’s a scam,” he said. “Never get into conversation with these people, just hang up the phone.”