GLEN ROCK, NJ — Fraudulent unemployment claims have been a continuous issue for the Glen Rock Police Department since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, but that was just one of the issues facing residents last week.

Glen Rock police reported five instances of either fraud or scams from Sept. 27 to Sept. 29.

One resident reported that a fraudulent unemployment claim had been filed in their name, and the “detective bureau continues to receive ongoing complaints of this nature and is working with the NJ Division of Criminal Justice which is the lead investigating agency on fraudulent unemployment claims being filed throughout the state.”

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In other instances, residents reported thousands of dollars lost.

On Sept. 28, a resident reported receiving a telephone call “from a purported representative of Valley National Bank,” with an identification of ‘VBN’ appearing on her caller ID. The caller claimed that fraud was detected on her account, and requested personal information like a username and password, as well as a routing number.

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It was later determined that more than $3,000 was transferred out of one of her accounts. Police have notified the banks involved, and the detective bureau is “reviewing the matter.”

On Sept. 29, a resident reported that she was notified by her bank that a fraudulent check…

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