HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Police Department issued a warning to local residents Friday to beware of coronavirus con artists looking to take advantage of the public during the current health crisis. 

In the alert, the Department warned residents that "numerous scams have begun to surface surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic." The scams could include individuals going door-to-door posing as personnel from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC); phone calls or emails phishing for personal information claiming they need information to process the $1,000 government relief check; or various "donation" scams requesting money to find a cure for COVID-19 or other fake charitable causes.  

Residents were reminded in the alert to never give out personal information via the phone or email; never donate money to organization you are not familiar with; and never allow strangers into your house without the proper identification or authority.  

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Hamiltonians who experience suspicious activity is urged to contact the Police Department. 

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