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Phone scam impersonating sheriff’s officers resurfaces in Morris County

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – The Morris County Sheriff’s Office is warning the Morris County community that a telephone scam resurfaced on Feb. 26, in which callers are identifying themselves as sergeants and officers with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office.

These individuals are utilizing actual Officer’s names during these interactions with the public, officials said.

The scammers are posing as officers who are seeking personal information and requesting fines be paid via Green Dot Moneypak cards, Coinstar digital transfers, Zelle money transfers, civil process fees, overdue IRS payments, and non-appearance for jury duty, authorities said.

The scammers will often ask the victim not to contact anyone and indicate it needs to be confidential or else they will be arrested. They will then direct the victim to a local store (CVS, Stop and Shop, Walgreens) with Kiosks to complete the transactions, officials said.

If you are contacted by an officer and believe it may be a scam, contact your local police department, authorities said.

All agency information and contacts can be accessed and verified through the Morris County Sheriff’s Office website at

Any suspicious calls regarding the Morris County Sheriff’s Office can be directed to 973-285-6600 during the day and 973-285-2900 after hours for verification of agency personnel.

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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