NUTLEY, NJ - The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Social Security Administration, a mystery vehicle, 20 lbs. of cocaine and possible jail time, the only things missing from the latest attempted fraud reported by the Nutley Police Department was a partridge in a pear tree.
According to Nutley police, a report of a suspicious incident was made by a local resident.
The intended victim of the scam received a voicemail from a party claiming to be from the Social Security Administration. The resident called back and learned that the person on the other end of the phone had a great deal of their personal information, including their social security number. The party also stated they were under investigation by the FBI.
The "FBI" had apparently found a car registered in the intended victim's name. That mystery vehicle contained 20 lbs. of cocaine according the party on the other end of the phone. The Nutley resident was told that they were facing jail time.
The Nutley resident disconnected the call and immediately called the Newark NJ Field Office of the FBI. The FBI told the resident that there was no investigation and the call was a scam.
The intended victim was told to contact their financial institution regarding the incident. They were also informed of the Identity Theft Victim database.