GLOUCESTER COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) — Officials in Gloucester County are sounding a warning regarding a potential scam to obtain your personal information.
Officials are warning residents Tuesday that there is phone scam going around that is involving impostors pretending to be county employees.READ MORE: CBS3 SummerFest: 2 St. Joe's Grads Bringing New Tiki Cruise Experience For Adults To Wildwood
There’s been just one complaint from a West Deptford woman on Monday. Freeholder Lyman Barnes, liaison to the Office of Consumer Protection, says the woman told officials she received a recorded cold call asking for her personal data.
“Unfortunately, on the caller ID, it did say County Of Gloucester was initiating the phone call,” Barnes told KYW Newsradio. The trace however went to a non working number.Barnegat High School Student Stabbed During Fight In Bathroom
The county is urging residents not to give information to anyone posing as a county employee during these calls, unless the calls are initiated by the residents.
“No one in county government makes random calls to residents to ask personal information, nor is the county currently involved in any program that would require a resident to give this information,” said Freeholder Director Robert Damminger.
Barnes adds, “If this happens to you, just hang-up and if the calls persist, call the local police department.”MORE NEWS: CBS3 SummerFest: Clusters Handcrafted Popcorn Adds Unique Twist On Favorite Snack On Wildwood Boardwalk
Residents can contact the Office of Consumer Protection at 856-384-6855 for help on these potential calls.