Local police are warning the public of a phone scam that is impacting our area.

 

In Bridgeton, a phone scammer called a victim stating he is from the Federal Crime Department and has a Federal Complaint against the victim. The message also instructs the victim to report to the nearest police department to surrender themselves or to call a number provided.  (NBC 40)

 

As always, please be cautious when giving out any bank information, social security numbers, etc. over the phone unless you're in a trusted situation.  Bridgeton police are asking residents to call them immediately if they receive a call like this.