MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris Township Police Department is alerting residents to a sweepstakes scam hitting our area.

Residents are being urged to know the difference between a legitimate sweepstakes offer and a scam.

Scams usually will ask for pre-payment of taxes or ask that legal fees be paid before a prize will be mailed. Scams may also ask the winner to cash a check and then wire a portion back.

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Legitimate sweepstakes winners will never be asked to send any money to receive winnings. Legitimate sweepstakes will never ask for a credit card or bank information.

For more information on crime prevention and safety tips, contact the Crime Prevention Office at (973) 326-7450.