HTPD Warns of Statewide Bail Scams

The Hillsborough Township Police Department is warning residents about a statewide bail scam targeting elderly residents. In this scam, the perpetrator will telephone the victim pretending to be some type of law enforcement officer or lawyer and claim that their grandchild or other family member has been involved in a motor vehicle accident or other type of incident that resulted in their arrest by the police. The perpetrator then arranges to meet at the victim’s residence to retrieve the money. If you or someone you know is contacted by someone claiming to be a law enforcement agency or an attorney attempting to collect bail money, please contact the Hillsborough Township Police Department immediately at (908) 369-4323. Do not make any type of payment.