A Glen Rock resident's e-mail was recently hacked and police say contacts received scam emails claiming the victim was mugged on vacation in Wales, United Kingdom.
"The email requests financial assistance to help them get home," police wrote in a message posted on Facebook Tuesday. "This is a common scam, however since the hacked email account is from a local resident you will be more likely to receive it. As always, verify any stories or requests for money from friends and family and be VERY CAUTIOUS when utilizing ANY wire transfer services (Western Union, MoneyGram, or bank transfer)."
Scams have been on the rise lately, so Glen Rock police urge residents attend a workshop on scam and fraud prevention hosted by Glen Rock Detective James Calaski at Borough Hall on Oct. 17.