Absecon Police Department issues scam alert

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ABSECON – The Absecon Police Department is investigating a scam complaint in which a caller misrepresented himself as a city employee so he could gain access into a woman’s home.

According to the Absecon police, the woman said she received several telephone calls during the past month from a male who claimed to be a “city hall employee.”

The man told the woman that she was eligible for a “comp.”

He needed to meet her at her residence to finalize the necessary paperwork, police said.

Man appears unannounced

Then at 8 p.m., Sunday, March 9, the male appeared at her home and claimed to be the city hall employee who had attempted to contact her.

The man was described as a white male, 45-50 years old, 6-feet tall, with a medium build, a long face, no facial hair and slicked back hair, the police said.

The man asked to enter the home and the woman, who had company over at the time, complied. Once in the home, the man began asking personal information and requested to see the woman’s most-recent W-2 form.

The woman showed the man her W-2 form and he told her he would mail her the comp. He then left her residence.

The woman was unable to provide a description of the vehicle he used, police said.

Absecon Police offers warning, reminder

The Absecon Police Department reminds residents not to participate in any suspicious phone calls that appear to be a possible scam.

Also, residents should allow anyone stating they are a municipal official or employee into their homes without proper notification or proper identification.

If anyone has any information or has had a similar complaint, they should contact the Absecon Police Department at 609-641-0667.

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