GLEN ROCK, NJ - A Glen Rock senior was conned into believing a car that was registered in his name was abandoned at the Texas – Mexico border--and, contained 22 pounds of cocaine.
On May 2, a Glen Rock man reported receiving calls from two individuals claiming to be Social Security agents, preying on a senior, according to police. The callers claimed that an abandoned vehicle had been found on the Texas – Mexico border containing 22 pounds of cocaine, bank information and documents, which led the victim to believe the vehicle was his.
The callers stated there was a warrant for his arrest and they needed to confirm his personal information, which the man provided, police said.
Chief Dean Ackermann said the detective bureau is currently reviewing the matter and advised the following: "While the Social Security Administration does have Special Agents, who are part of the office of the Inspector General, their role is to investigate suspected fraud concerning Social Security programs such as false disability claims."
No federal representative asks for private and/or senstive information over the phone.