TOMS RIVER – If you receive a phone call from someone identifying themselves as a member of the township police department, think twice.
Toms River Police are warning residents about a phone scam that has been going around the community where a caller is saying they are part of their department and requests an immediate call back.
The caller identifies himself as Sgt. Scott Kenny from the Toms River Police Department noting an urgent police matter. The department never requests payments to fines or violations over the phone especially through use of a gift card.
Police are warning the public that there is no validity to such calls. Should you receive such a call or any type of call that you suspect may be a scam, call the department at 732-349-0150.