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Post  Wed, Aug 14 2019, 12:28 pm
In one recent scam, the Boro Park Shomrim received a call on their hotline from a woman saying her husband is in the process of being scammed in Midtown Manhattan. Shomrim quickly alerted members in all neighborhoods, and members responded and found the victim – literally – as he was about to wire nearly $3,000 in cash (see attached photo) using Western Union. Thankfully, much grief for this victim was saved.

Unfortunately, there have been quite a few cases where the victims have in fact wired thousands of dollars (in each case) to scamsters operating overseas.

Williamsburg Shomrim released a message in Yiddish describing the scams:

Flatbush Shomrim released a message in English describing the scams:

There are many different types of scams, but they all demand one this: Wiring money through Western Union or other money-transferring services.

Former Assemblyman Dov Hikind says that a Brooklyn man says he received a terrifying threat from a stranger, threatening to kill him and his family if he didn’t hand over money. It began with a quick and eerie phone call from an anonymous person asking for money; then things quickly escalated. The man, who hid his face in fear during a press conference, says last week he got text messages with pictures of blood soaked and mangled people.

Along with those horrifying visuals, he received a demand for cash plus a list of his family members, his address, and a threat they’d be kill.
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