A 68-year-old Wyckoff resident was scammed out of $1,900 this week after posting information about a timeshare he had for sale online.
According to township Police Chief Benjamin Fox, the man advertised online that he had a timeshare for sale, and received a phone call last Friday from someone claiming to be a buyer.
After they struck a deal, another person called saying the man needed to send a $1,900 check to Florida to cover a title transfer and lien search fees, Fox said.
“He mailed a check to a Florida address, only to find out after his check was cashed that he had been scammed,” Fox said.
“Anyone making any similar transactions, especially via the internet, [should] have family members or law enforcement review the situation before they send anyone money.”