GLEN ROCK, NJ - A dad's watchful eye probably kept a 19-year-old Glen Rock woman from being scammed out of $5,000 or more, according to police.
On July 15, the father of the woman discovered that his daughter had received two deposits to a joint bank account they hold, each in the amount of $2,500, police said.
When he asked his daughter about the transactions, she explained that an acquaintance of a mutual friend had sent her the money. She had agreed to transfer the money to another account, but had not done so yet, and would be permitted to keep $700 for her assistance.
"The father recognized this as highly suspicious and confirmed with officers that this is a known scam," police said. "The father and daughter were advised to notify their bank and close the account."
As of this time there has been no loss, according to police. The detective bureau is currently reviewing the matter.