A long running phone scam seeking payment for false warrants, overdue IRS payments and non-appearance for jury duty has surfaced again. This time, the caller poses as a Sheriff’s Officer, provides a name and threatens arrest if no payment is made. A false callback number is provided for residents to provide the pre-paid debit or Green Dot card number.
Crime Prevention Tips to Help Avoid Falling Victim to this Scam:
- Legitimate law enforcement agencies will not tell people to provide money card information to avoid arrest.
- Be suspicious of callers who demand immediate payment for any reason.
- Never give out personal or financial information to anyone who emails or calls you unsolicited.
- Never wire money, provide debt or credit card numbers or Green Dot Money Pak card numbers to someone you do not know.
- Remember that anyone who has the number on a Green Dot Money Pak card, has access to the funds on the card.
- If you have received a phone scam call, try to gather names, the phone number and location given, and report it to your local police.
Gunfire in Morris Twp. announced as Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers Crime of the Week
The Morris Township Police are currently investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Jersey Avenue in Morris Township, NJ at 11:56 p.m., on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Shortly before midnight, witnesses reported hearing gunfire. Patrols responded to the scene, where evidence was recovered. At this time, it is unknown if anyone was injured; there were no victims at the scene and the motive of the shooting is also unknown.
Three males may have been involved in the incident and they may possibly be Hispanic and/or African American. A Chevy Impala was observed leaving the scene.
We are asking anyone that may have information to please contact Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers at:
www.copcall.org or 973-COP-CALL
Text 274637 using keyword “MORRISTIP”
NO ONE WILL ASK YOUR NAME!
YOU could receive a REWARD up to $1,000.00