NJSP Warn of Scam Phone Calls Asking for Social Security Numbers

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New Jersey State Police are investigating a series of scam phone calls that are requesting Social Security numbers from residents.

Police say the scammers are using the number for the New Jersey State Police Transportation Safety Bureau and posing as State Troopers attempting to scare victims by claiming they have received multiple complaints associated with their Social Security number.

They have the full names and addresses of the victims they are calling and request further verification of their identity, specifically their Social Security number.

Officials say the New Jersey State Police will never call you requesting personal information or threaten to arrest you if that information isn't provided.

If you receive a suspicious call, hang up the phone and do not provide any personal information, and immediately call your local police department or State Police station.

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