Beware of a new COVID-19 Scam
The State of New Jersey and County Health Departments are hiring Contact Tracers to track the origins of local COVID-19 outbreaks.
Beware of persons calling and pretending to be public health Contact Tracers asking for you personal information including your social security number. Contract Tracers do not ask for personal information.
If you receive an email from someone pretending to be a health department official asking for you personal information do not click on the link!
If you receive a text message from someone claiming to be a contact tracer not open it!
From the FTC, "There’s no question, contact tracing plays a vital role in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19. But scammers, pretending to be contact tracers and taking advantage of how the process works, are also sending text messages. But theirs are spam text messages that ask you to click a link. Check out the image below. Unlike a legitimate text message from a health department, which only wants to let you know they’ll be calling, this message includes a link to click".
Please report any suspicious scams involving Covid-19 to your local police department along with the phone number that called you or the email address or name.
The link below is from a recent NJ.com new story about these types of scams.
The Fentanyl Crisis
Fentanyl, which is regularly being mixed with Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine and other illegal drugs, is a leading cause of overdose deaths. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2017 Fentanyl was involved in 71 percent of all unintentional overdose deaths.
Crime Stoppers has joined the fight against those who knowingly mix and /or sell illegal drugs which contain Fentanyl. If you know someone who is involved with the preparation and/or sale of illegal street drugs mixed with the deadly drug Fentanyl, Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County is seeking that information. The program will allow you to remain anonymous and will pay you a reward should your information lead to an arrest.
This problem is everyone’s fight as its deadly consequences has no societal boundaries. Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County along with federal, state, county and local law enforcement partners is asking the community for help.