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Chester Police warns the public of phone scam posing as officer

CHESTER, NJ (Morris County) – The Chester Police Department is warning people of a phone scam pretending to be a police officer.

According to the department, scammers are calling from, what appears to be, this agency’s number, posing as a police officer, and demanding payment for an outstanding ticket and warrant.

“Please be advised that no officer from this or any other police department would ever require payment over the phone for any reason, whatsoever,” police said.

If you receive a call from what appears to be the Chester Police Department, and you feel the call is a hoax, hang up on that individual and call the police at 908-879-5514 or stop by the department to verify the caller’s authenticity.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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