Police & Fire

Chatham Borough Police Warn of Phone Call Scams

The Chatham Borough Police Department would like to advise all residents about an increase in fraudulent telephone calls being made to residents.

Lately, residents have been receiving phone calls from someone who identifies themselves as an agent of the IRS. The caller tells the victim that they owe several thousand dollars in back taxes and they must pay immediately to avoid arrest.

The caller tells the victims they can pay immediately and avoid arrest by going to a local store and purchasing a Green Dot MoneyPak Card in the amount they supposedly ‘owe’ to the IRS. The caller then asks for the card number and PIN and the funds are drained from the card.

Sign Up for E-News

The IRS does not call people about tax issues, they send out letters. Often the caller will have personal information about the victim that makes them seem legitimate. If a resident receives a call of this type they should immediately hang up and notify the Police Department. The scam should also be reported to the Federal Trade Commission and can be done online at www.consumer.ftc.gov.  Do not give out any personal information and NEVER wire money to anyone you don’t know.

An internet search of ‘Green Dot MoneyPak Cards’ will demonstrate how these cards are being used all over the country to perpetrate scams.

Report prepared by Kevin O'Shea of the Chatham Borough Police Department

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events

Tue, January 17, 11:30 AM

SAGE Eldercare, Summit

Tai Chi

Health & Wellness


Wed, January 18, 7:30 PM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Author talk: Jeanne D’Haem,  "Inclusion: The ...


Sun, January 22, 1:30 PM

Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall, Morristown

"At Home in the President's Neighborhood" ...

Arts & Entertainment

Today’s Bond Market - Should I Stay or Should I Go?

2016’s final days left bond investors unsettled.

Just a few months ago, with the backdrop of the surprise July Brexit vote, U.S. Treasury yields hit record lows. Donald Trump’s election as president has increased concerns of a new round of tax cuts and greater government spending, which could stimulate inflation. The Federal Reserve has finally raised interest rates and is ...

Why the Y: A Mother and Daughter Find Community

“My mom works here at the Y,” says 9-year-old Leah Rajnarain, looking out from under her cat face-shaped sleeping mask that’s pushed up above her big brown eyes. It’s 4 o’clock in the afternoon and she’s in Kids Central, the Madison Area YMCA’s indoor playground, snuggled up in comfy pajamas because it had been pajama day at Torey J. Sabatini ...

First Chatham-Shanghai Exchange with Chinese Students Coming to CHS

January 17, 2017

The first Chatham-Shanghai Exchange will begin on Sunday. On Monday, 12 Chinese students will attend Chatham High School with their American hosts and shadow their host students for the whole week.

On the evening of January 27th, which is Chinese New Year’s Eve, all Chinese classes, both from middle school and high school, the CHS Chinese Club, and the Chinese host families will be ...