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Cinnaminson Township
Thursday January 10th, 2019 :: 03:39 p.m. EST


Warrant Scam Alert!

The Cinnaminson Township Police has received complaints from residents that they are being scammed into paying bail money or they will be incarcerated. These calls are not from any law enforcement agency and you should not give them your information or send any money. If you think you are being scammed, call our non-emergency number (856-829-6666) and request an officer to call you back.

Typical Scam Process:
As part of this scam, a person usually receives a phone call that states that the caller is a sheriff, police officer, bounty hunter or lawyer. This caller usually states that there is a warrant for the recipient’s arrest.

In some cases, the scammers have more sophisticated technology and are able to manipulate caller ID data to show that the call is actually coming from the sheriff’s department or the police department. Often, the caller claims that the arrest warrant is due to not paying a debt, missing jury duty or committing some other minor infraction.

The caller says that a fine is due and that if it is not paid in full that the warrant will be executed. Typically, the recipient of the call will be asked to wire money or purchase a prepaid card and send it to the caller’s address.

One variation of the warrant scam is that the caller says that the recipient of the call is wanted for hacking into a business’ computer system. The caller demands payment over the phone.

Under these scenarios, the caller attempts to receive payments from as many victims as possible who fall for the scam. The caller may seek payment over the phone, through a wire transfer or through a prepaid debit card.

Cinnaminson Township
1621 Riverton Rd
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 856-829-6000

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