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Police Warn of Phone Scams

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VINELAND -

Local police are warning residents to protect themselves from being a potential victim of a phone scam.

Vineland police say that they've gotten at least a dozen reports of these calls to residents.

Officials say the caller claims a family member is being held hostage for ransom and will be killed if money is not wired immediately.

Police tell residents to be cautious when receiving calls from unknown phone numbers.

Police believe that the calls are coming from the 874 area code.

Calls have also been reported in Millville and Franklin Township.

The calls have all been made during the day to a home phone.

Police ask anyone who receives one of these calls to hang up and report it immediately.

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