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The Cape May County Sheriff’s Office warned residents Tuesday of a phone scammer impersonating an officer.

The scammer tells the victim they have warrants and directs them to bring money to the county Superior Court, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.

The scammer is also using a masking application so the Sheriff’s Office’s main phone number or other numbers may show up on a caller ID, according to the post.

“Please know that the Sheriff’s Office will NEVER, under any circumstances contact anyone by phone or otherwise and solicit money in any way,” according to the post. “If you have any questions or receive one of these phone calls, we recommend you terminate the call immediately.”

Residents can call the Sheriff’s Office at 609-463-6420 to confirm the legitimacy of any call or someone identifying themselves as a member of the Sheriff’s Office.

-- Molly Bilinski

Contact: 609-272-7241

mbilinski@pressofac.com

Twitter @ACPressMollyB

Staff Writer

My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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