Lacey, NJ resident lost $100,000 in ‘military’ bitcoin and pay-per-view scam

LACEY TWP. — Police have encountered a township resident who claims he was the victim of a scam that cost him approximately $100,000 over a period of several years.

In a blotter content in a Facebook post On Thursday, the Lacey Township Police Department said one of its officers first encountered the resident at police headquarters on June 17.

The resident told the officer he befriended someone on a social media website several years ago and the person described themselves as a male member of the military stationed in Afghanistan.

Over time, the victim said, they sent that person around $100,000 using prepaid cards and bitcoins.

Police did not say in what year the actor first made contact with the victim, or the exact duration of the payments.

However, the resident told the agent that it was only recently that they realized the whole thing was a scam.

No further information was provided by Lacey Township Police.

Patrick Lavery is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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