The Washington Township Police Department would like to warn residents that during the holiday season scammers are hard at work.
Recently, a case was handled by their agency that involved more than $20,000 in Bitcoin being scammed from a resident.
Under no circumstance will a government agency call and threaten you and threaten that if you do not pay money over the phone that you or your family member will be arrested.
The reality is, most victims of scams will never be reimbursed for the monetary value of the scam they were subjected to. Most scammers that we encounter are overseas and are nearly untraceable.
If you feel you are being subjected to a scam, hang up immediately and do not provide the caller with any information.