HOPATCONG – A 67 year old Hopatcong resident came into headquarters to report fraud. He stated that I.R.S. agent Damien Marshall called his cell phone number and told him he owed $10,000.00. If he did not pay he would be arrested. The victims caller ID showed “I.R.S. Damien Marshall.” (There is an app that can make it look like someone else is calling you). The person told him to go to Walmart and buy (10) $1,000.00 money pak prepaid cards and give him the money pak number.
(Yes, he did do this. He drove all the way to Walmart without asking someone, calling the police or thinking something fishy is going on for the I.R.S to make you go to Walmart to get a prepaid card. COME ON PEOPLE STOP BEING VICTIMS. IF IT SEEMS WRONG THEN YOU ARE RIGHT. IT IS WRONG!). Anyway, the victim received a phone call from
(800) 937-8997 while at the Hopatcong Police Department. The caller ID on his phone said “Hopatcong Police” were calling him. (No it was not us). A male with broken English advised there was a warrant for his arrest. When Officer Janosko got on the phone the male hung up. The victim also received a call from the Department of Motor Vehicles that his license would be suspended if he did not…… Yep, you guessed it. Send more money. Please, Please Please think about who you know that might be susceptible to these types of scams and tell them about this. Thank You. Lt. Kmetz