Belle Mead Resident Scammed Out of $4,550
On June 12, 2020 a resident of Belle Mead reported being the victim of a telephone scam, according to the Montgomery Township Police Department.
An unknown defendant contacted the victim by phone requesting bail money for a relative who had supposedly been arrested. The defendant convinced the victim to make Bitcoin wire transfers in the amount of $1750 and then an additional transfer of $2800.
This incident is being investigated as a theft by deception and residents are warned to be extra cautious when conducting any type of financial business with a person who contacts them by phone or email.
Advice can be sought from the police department prior to conducting such business using the non-emergency number 908.359.3222.