BAYONNE, NJ – Phone scams have made their way to Bayonne.

According to a post on the city’s Facebook page, Mayor Jimmy Davis said several residents have complained about phone calls with “bogus information about alleged accidents involving family members.”

“My office has received reports that scammers have telephoned Bayonne residents with the false claim that one of their family members has been involved in an accident,” Davis said. “These are attempts to trick people out of money.”

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Davis advised residents to never give someone money in these situations and to notify to notify the Bayonne Police Department if you receive a similar call.

“If a stranger claims over the phone that a certain person in your family has been in an accident, get off the phone and contact that family member. Most likely, that person has not been in an accident. Please make him or her aware of the attempted scam. Advise other members of your family of the true situation, and caution them about the accident scam.”

If you need to report a crime, please contact the Bayonne Police Department at 201-858-6900. To report an emergency, please call 9-1-1.