IF YOU RECEIVE THIS TYPE OF CALL... CALL HTPD DISPATCH IMMEDIATELY AT (973) 455-0500!! DO NOT CALL AND LEAVE MESSAGES OR EMAIL ANY OFFICERS OR ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL REGARDING THESE TYPES OF CALLS!!
Numerous jurisdictions throughout the State, INCLUDING HARDING, have experienced bail fraud scams where suspects are contacting elderly residents and convincing them that a relative has been arrested and in need of cash bail immediately. The suspects are also approaching victims’ houses to collect the bail for their relatives.
In several instances, residents throughout the State have provided well over $20,000 to these suspects, believing that their relative needed help. The suspects approach the residence with N95 masks and gloves in order to make contact with the victims. These incidents have occurred in several towns nearby!
If this type of fraud is attempted, please contact Harding Twp. PD immediately!