Two From NJ Arrested For Scamming $109K From Senior Citizen
PARISPPANY, NJ (IANS) – Two men have been arrested for stealing over $100,000 from a 78-year-old woman in Massachusetts via a computer virus scam, police said.
Nikit S Yadav, 22, and Raj Vipul Patel, 21, of Parsippany,NJ were involved in a computer virus scheme and demanded funds from the victim to remove unwanted items from their computer. The victim called a tech support number to assist with an issue with her computer last week.
The suspects were arrested after they returned to the victim’s residence on March 29 evening to collect money from her, the Yarmouth Police said in a media statement. Both are charged with conspiracy and larceny over $1,200 by false pretenses. They were held overnight at the Yarmouth Police Department and transferred to court for arraignment. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.
An increasing number of senior people in the US are falling victim to government impersonation, sweepstakes, and robocall scams. According to the FBI, in 2021 there were 92,371 older victims of fraud resulting in $1.7 billion in losses.
The FBI also said that senior citizens are less likely to report fraud. In the five-year period ending December 31, 2020, the US Senate Special Committee on Aging Fraud Hotline received more than 8,000 complaints nationwide, according to the National Council on Aging.
DEPORT these 2 bastards. This is the result of giving amnesty or refugee status to these 2 bastards and people like themMarch 30, 2023
these kinds of Indians are the one ruining the good name ofMarch 31, 2023
hard working, honest INDIANS.
Thank you for exposing such cheaters and thieves who trick people with various scams on internet and phone, especially senior citizens who grew up in old times when they were used to honest people. My advice is do not go to unverified websites that lure you with health news, sweepstakes, threats from IRS or collection agencies, free offers, etc. And, do not answer phone calls from unknown numbers even if they show false Caller lDs that look like real. If it is important let them leave a message. And, if you are tricked or get a suspicious threat etc., report them to the District Attorney of your State, Attorney General, FCC, FBI etc. These people have no shame. There are thousands of such groups from Call Centers in India, Africa, USA, Canada, U.K., etc. who are making money this way. Unless they are reported by victims and relatives or friends who know their dirty work, they will flourish.April 1, 2023
Hope their parents are also shamed and punished, because in Indian family settings, they are responsible for upbringing.April 7, 2023