MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Sheriff's Office issued a news release last week regarding a scam that has come to life again that uses the Sheriff's Office name targeting residents for personal information. Read the news release below:
The Morris County Sheriff’s Office advises the Morris County community of the resurgence of a telephone scam that falsely uses the Morris County Sheriff’s Office name while targeting residents for personal information.
A caller recently identified himself as an employee of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office in a conversation with an individual, requested personal identifying information and warned that the individual had to surrender at a particular location on an active warrant.
Callers also have requested that victims purchase gift cards and provide the gift card numbers to them.
The Morris County Sheriff’s Office will never solicit private or financial information in a telephone call. Such calls should immediately be reported 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.
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, call the Morris County Sheriff’s Office at 973-285-6640.