On October 19th several reports of fraud were filed with our agency. Victims report that they are receiving telephone calls from scammers from what appears to be the department phone number and utilizing the names of current officers of the department. Victims are told that there are warrants for their arrest and that they would need to pay a cash bail at a location other than the Toms River Police Department.
Please be aware of this scam and know that the Toms River Police Department, or any other law agency in the state, would never ask for cash in person, over the phone, or via digital payment services. If you receive a call asking for payment of any kind, hang up the phone and contact 9-1-1 to report the fraud in progress.
Do not utilize a phone number provided to you by the scammers and do not fall prey to the scammers pressure tactics.