Gloucester County Announces the Report of Phone Scam Involving County Government
(Woodbury, NJ) – The Gloucester County administration in conjunction with the County Office of Consumer Protection is warning county residents not to give information to anyone posing as a county employee, unless you initiated the phone call to a county agency.
In response to a call the county received from a concerned citizen yesterday, Freeholder Director Robert Damminger wanted residents to know as soon as possible that, “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.”
Freeholder Lyman Barnes, Freeholder Liaison to the Office of Consumer Protection, said, “Scammers will find any avenue they can to try and cheat someone out of their money or get access to certain personal accounts. Residents might be more trusting to a local governmental agency, as opposed to someone calling about winning a foreign lottery, but Gloucester County does not call residents to ask for personal information. If this happens to you, just hang-up and if the calls persist, call the local police department.”
Gloucester County stands ready to assist in any way possible in these matters and residents can always call the Office of Consumer Protection at 856-384-6855 for advice on handling these types of calls.