WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township of West Orange advises residents that there are currently no active solicitor permits within the township and no permits are being issued until further notice. Additionally, the township recently became aware of a new text-message scam that has been circulating.

According to the township, the scam text reads as follows:

“Someone who came in contact with you tested positive or has shown symptoms for COVID-19 and recommends you self-isolate/get tested. It concludes with a clickable link. Be aware that this is a known scam and may have several unknown variations yet to surface. If you receive this message, or one of similar intent, do not click on the link and delete it from your phone.”

Any residents who receive this or a similar text, or any residents who have someone approaching their property offering goods or services, are urged to call the West Orange Police Department’s non-emergency phone number at (973) 325-4000.