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Morris County Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scam

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – The Morris County Sheriff’s Office has recently received multiple notifications from members of the public who have been a target of a phone scam.

The phone calls are from the phone number 973-291-2679, and an individual identifying themselves as “Sgt. Joe Caruso from the Morris County Sheriff’s Office,” authorities said.

Each time the caller informs the victim that they have a “Failure to Appear” warrant(s) and could either turn themselves in or pay a fine to avoid jail, sheriff’s office said.

An investigation has revealed the phone number comes back to an address in North Carolina. Return phone calls to the number lead to voice mailbox for a “Sergeant Caruso,” authorities said.

Neither this individual nor the phone number are affiliated with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, authorities said.

Sheriff James M. Gannon reminds residents never provide sensitive personal information, money, or access to your assets to any unknown individual.

Anyone with questions, can contact the Morris County Sheriff’s Office at 973-285-6600.

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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