Government

Press Releases

Fight Back Against Fraud!

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Union County residents are invited to a free workshop on fighting phone scams, online schemes and mail fraud at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue in Cranford on Wednesday, May 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

The “Fight the Scammers!” event is open to the public on a drop-in basis. No pre-registration is required.

“May is Older Americans Month, so seniors and those who care for the elderly are especially encouraged to come and learn how to avoid scams – and how to take action when you suspect fraudulent activity,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen.

Sign Up for E-News

Fight the Scammers! is sponsored by the Freeholder Board and presented by the Union County Office on Women and the Union County Division on Aging in partnership with the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and the Administration for Community Living.

The event features presentations by experts from the Union County Office of Consumer Affairs and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, with ample time for questions-and-answers.

“The Internet has ramped up fraudulent activity, and consumers also need to be on the alert for new twists on scams that are perpetrated by phone and mail as well,” said Bergen.

The Cranford Community Center is ADA compliant and free parking is available adjacent to the building. The event includes light refreshments.

The Union County Office of Consumer Affairs offers a 24/7 online fraud reporting service at ucnj.org/public-safety. Union County residents can call the office at 908-654-9840 during regular business hours.

Union County supports the New Jersey Anti-Fraud Toolkit, which provides resources for seniors and other residents including an automatic fraud alert network. For more information or to sign up for fraud alerts visit FightingFraud.nj.gov.

Property owners can help guard against property and mortgage scams by signing up for the free Property Fraud Alert system at propertyfraudalert.com. More information about the service is available from the office of Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi at ucnj.org/county-clerk, or call the office at 908-527-4787.

The Union County Office on Women was established in 2016 as an initiative of Chairman Bergen. The first such office of its kind in New Jersey, the Office on Women aims to help ensure that women connect with services and programs that enable them to reach their full potential at every stage of their lives, and to raise awareness of the many contributions that women make to life in Union County.

For more information about the Union County Office on Women visit ucnj.org.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Elizabeth

Union County’s Free Summer Concert Series Launches Fri, June 22

June 22, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra kicks off Union County’s 57th annual Summer Arts Festival series of free outdoor concerts sponsored by the Freeholder Board with an evening of Broadway favorites, beloved opera overtures and more on Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

Attendees are also invited to bring a mat or beach towel and join ...

Happenings this Week in the City of Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - Do you what is happening this week in Elizabeth? Here is a list by Mayor Bollwage’s office of events happening around the City.

Tuesday, June 19 - Completion Ceremony 

(11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 40 West Jersey Street, Elizabeth) - The completion ceremony of the NJ Youth Corps of Elizabeth at the Union County College Kellogg Building. 

Wednesday, June 20 - ...

Make Music Roselle Park Lineup Includes Rock Bands, Singer-songwriters, Free Harmonica Lesson

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The lineup for the first-ever Make Music Roselle Park will include two rock bands, a pair of singer-songwriters, a free beginner harmonica lesson and more.

The event being held on June 21, Make Music Roselle Park is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill ...

Linden Man Arrested After Explosion in Cranford

June 22, 2018

CRANFORD - On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7:06 p.m. the Cranford Police Department received
information that an explosion was heard in the area of Raritan Road and Summit Terrace. Through
a joint investigation with the Union County Prosecutor's Office and Linden Police Department, the
Cranford Police Department Detective Bureau identified a suspect through surveillance video ...

Gov. Murphy still pushing a millionaire's tax, won’t say when he'll sign sports betting, weed bills

June 11, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a showdown on the state budget looming just 22 days away, Gov. Phil Murphy today re-emphasized his call for a tax on the state’s wealthiest households while hoping to avoid another shutdown of state government.

“Do I still want a millionaire’s tax? The answer is ‘yes,’ “ Murphy said at a press conference at the John ...

'Half Time' delivers with sterling cast

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other talents.

The musical centers on an effort to have seniors perform a dance number during ...

'Half Time' lights up Paper Mill stage

‘Half Time’ turns the tables on aging in gleeful production

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other ...

All New Blue Jean Ball Fights Hunger with Style

June 22, 2018

Annual Gala is Revamped, Reimagined, and Reinvigorated to Support the FoodBank’s Mission
Honoring Goya Foods, David Tepper, and CFBNJ Volunteer Corps

HILLSIDE, NJ—June 22, 2018

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey held its All New Blue Jean Ball on Saturday, June 16 at the Central Railroad Terminal in Liberty State Park. Historically a low-key affair, the annual gala was ...