MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Sheriff's Office has issued a news release regarding a scam that has come to life again that uses the Sheriff's Office name targeting residents for personal information.  Read the news release below:

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office advises the Morris County community of the resurgence of a telephone scam that falsely uses the Morris County Sheriff’s Office name while targeting residents for personal information.

   A caller recently identified himself as an employee of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office in a conversation with an individual, requested personal identifying information and warned that the individual had to surrender at a particular location on an active warrant.

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   Callers also have requested that victims purchase gift cards and provide the gift card numbers to them. 

   The Morris County Sheriff’s Office will never solicit private or financial information in a telephone call.   Such calls should immediately be reported to local police or to the Morris County Sheriff’s Office at 973-285-6600 during the day and at 973-285-2900 after hours.

    The Morris County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Squad, on a limited basis, may call individuals who are overdue on child support payments after those individuals previously have been notified by official letter.  To verify the legitimacy of a warrant, call the Morris County Sheriff’s Office at 973-285-6640.