The scammers worldwide are working hard to trick you into giving up your hard-earned money.
- Don’t give your personal or financial information in response to a request that you didn’t expect. Legitimate organizations WILL NOT call, email, or text to ask for your personal information, like your Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers.
- If you get an email or text message from a company you do business with and you think it’s real, it’s still best NOT TO CLICK ON ANY LINKS. Instead, contact them using a website you know is trustworthy. Or look up their phone number. Don’t call a number they gave you or the number from your caller ID.
- Resist the pressure to act immediately. Legitimate businesses will give you time to make a decision. Anyone who pressures you to pay or give them your personal information is a scammer.
- Know how scammers tell you to pay. Never pay someone who insists you pay with a GIFT CARD or by using a MONEY TRANSFER SERVICE. And never deposit a check and send money back to someone.
- Stop and talk to someone you trust. Before you do anything else, tell someone, a friend, a family member, a neighbor, what happened. Talking about it could help you realize it’s a scam.
Gloucester Township Police Department
1261 Chews Landing Rd
Gloucester Township, NJ 08021
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