WOODBRIDGE – The Woodbridge Police Department and the Woodbridge Township Division on Aging are warning senior residents of a telephone scam. The caller claims that they are from an insurance company and are verifying checking account information so a new medical insurance identification card can be issued.
The warning comes as a result of several senior residents reporting the scam to the Division on Aging. According to Woodbridge Police Director Robert Hubner, the Division on Aging reports that several Township senior residents have received telephone calls where the caller advises that they represent an insurance company, but no specific company name has been reported. The resident must verify personal checking account information in order to obtain a valid medical insurance identification card. In all instances, the caller had obtained the victim’s actual checking account routing and account number(s).
The Division on Aging advises senior residents that should they receive a contact, to not confirm any information and to request to speak to a supervisor and/or obtain the caller’s phone number. Victims should immediately contact their bank to report the scam and request that the bank cancel the checking account.
If you believe that you have fallen victim to this scam or one like it, township officials ask you to contact the Woodbridge Police Detective Bureau at 1-732-634-7700 x7385 to report the incident.