PISCATAWAY, NJ - As fears over coronavirus are on the rise, so are scammers who are trying to exploit the situation.

The Piscataway police issued the following warning about a door-to-door coronavirus-related surveillance scam in a Tuesday post on their Facebook page: 

“The Piscataway Township Police Department is advising residents that representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are NOT going door-to-door to conduct coronavirus-related surveillance. This is in response to certain social media posts suggesting the CDC is coming to your home seeking information about the novel coronavirus.

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“Although there have been no reported instances of this type of activity occurring in Piscataway Township, we remind residents NOT to let anyone claiming to be from the CDC into their homes. If anyone claiming to be from the CDC knocks on your door, do not speak with them or let them inside your home, contact the Piscataway Township Police Department immediately at 732-562-1100.”

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