MOORESTOWN, NJ--The Police Department wants residents to be aware of various criminal activites that are occurring in the area.
Once scheme occurring throughout the state is a variation of a long time bail fraud scheme in which the victim, usually elderly, is contacted by a subject falsely stating the a family member is in jail and needs bail money. In recent cases, a person purporting to be a bail bondsman comes to the victim's house and takes the "cash bail" causing a loss to the victim.
The Police Department has recently received complaints of residents receiving emails from a subjects threatening to reveal an "embarrassing secret", by email to family and friends if the potential victim doesn't pay the sender, often demanding payment by bitcoin.
Residents are urged to use care not clicking on suspicious email attachments or links. Check the validity of the senders email by hovering over with your pointer to ensure it's not spoofed. If you suspect you or a family member have been a victim of these crimes, call the Police Department at 856-234-8300.
Car burglars have been roaming throughout the area overnight. Residents are urged to lock their vehicles so they don't become victims.
Please share the information above with your friends and neighbors.
If you see suspicious activity, don't hesitate to call police at 856-234-8300. For crimes in progress, CALL 911. Residents are encouraged to visit the Police Department webpage www.moorestownpd.com for crime prevention and safety tips.
Everybody Stay Safe!
Township of Moorestown Police Department
1245 N Church St
Moorestown, NJ 08057