MORRISTOWN, NJ - In a recent news release, the Morris County Sheriff's Office warned county residents of a telephone scam that has come to life again that falsely uses the Sheriff's Office's name while targeting residents for personal information. Callers also have requested that victims purchase gift cards and provide the gift card numbers to them.

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

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents that it would never solicit private or financial information in a telephone call.   Anyone receiving such calls should immediately report them 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.

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According to the news release, 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, residents should call the Morris County Sheriff’s Office at 973-285-6640.


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