Jersey City man accused of scamming Maine couple

A Jersey City man is facing charges after allegedly scamming a Maine couple out of thousands of dollars.

News 12 Staff

Sep 12, 2019, 10:12 PM

Updated 1,712 days ago

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A Jersey City man is facing charges after allegedly scamming a Maine couple out of thousands of dollars.
Police say that Eliezer Velasquez called the couple twice, posing as their grandson. He allegedly asked the couple to send him $8,500 for bail money through FedEx. He told them to send the money to a vacant home in Clifton, according to police.
Clifton police say that they started to investigate after a third attempt to get money from the couple.
Police say that this is a popular scam in the tri-state area. They remind the public to never pay someone through FedEx, wire transfer or on a prepaid credit card.


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