TOMS RIVER – Please be aware, the Toms River Police Department does not solicit money by phone. Below is an example of the most recent scam:
An unknown suspect identifying himself as a Toms River Police Officer is calling people and telling them they missed jury duty, and that there is a warrant for their arrest. He is asking them to respond to the entrance of the Ocean County Court House on Hooper Avenue with a specified amount of cash and stating if they do not they will be arrested. The suspect set up a voice mailbox identifying himself as said officer.
Police request that residents share this information, we do not want anyone to fall victim as scammers are often very convincing.