Police investigate reported incident of harassment


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MANALAPAN – Police are investigating a computer scam that turned into a case of harassment.

Police said that on Sept. 21, a resident of Manalapan reported that he was the victim of a computer virus scam. The resident told police he paid $200 with a credit card to remove the virus from his computer.

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Police said when the man realized he had been the victim of a scam, he disputed the charge. That action allegedly caused the person who perpetrated the scam to call and threaten the man.

Police said the threatening call came from a blocked number and the person who made the call could not immediately be identified. The incident was handled by Patrolman Edward Hedden.

In other incidents reported by police:

• On Sept. 21, a Manalapan resident reported fraudulent activity on his credit card. The resident told police that unknown individuals had attempted to purchase two Apple MacBook Pro computers worth $2,138 by using his credit card information. The man’s credit card company was able to stop the transaction and close the account.

• On Sept. 21 at 1 p.m., officers responded to a home on Woodford Lane in reference to a report of a burglary and criminal mischief. A resident of Elberon told the officers that an unknown individual had entered the home sometime in the past week. The interior of the home sustained minor damage, but there was
nothing removed from the residence. Patrolman Peter Bylsma is investigating.

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