Sheriff Golden Warns Of Phone Scams

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden is warning the public of phone scams demanding money in the name of the Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office received a number of calls from residents in reference to a telephone solicitation, claiming that they owed money. The scam artists say they are members of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Division and are calling individuals, stating that their legal issues must be rectified immediately by paying a fine.

“This type of solicitation and misrepresentation is inexcusable and will not be tolerated,” said Sheriff Golden. “Our agency does not make calls asking for money or contributions of any kind, nor does it authorize the solicitation of funds. We will aggressively investigate such scams and pursue all avenues of complaints both on the criminal and civil side.”

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Posted: January 9th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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