MONTCLAIR, NJ - New Jersey police departments are reporting that there has been an uptick in scams, Township officials state.

New Jersey residents are reporting that people are going door to door claiming to be the CDC and requesting access into their homes. These are scams and residents are being forewarned not to fall for it.

Please see the following message from Montclair Township regarding this:

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Beware of COVID-19 Scams

Police departments in New Jersey are warning residents not speak to anyone claiming to be from the CDC or to let them into their homes. The warnings follow social media posts that seem to indicate people are knocking on doors, claiming to be seeking information about the novel coronavirus, police said.

See CNN.com story.