The Robeson Township Police Department has been experiencing a busy February thus far.  Among these calls, officers have been experiencing increased reports relative to fraud. Some victims have suffered a large loss of money.

The most recent scam that we are seeing is the Tech Scam.  Individuals are notified that there is a virus which needs to be cleared.  They have gained access to the victim's computer system which provides the gateway to personal information contained on the computer.  The scammers have been able to gain access to bank accounts whereupon stealing from the victims.

Another recent scam, a victim was contacted by a scammer who advised the victim they were under investigation for illegal material being on the computer.  They required a payment to remove this information, which was requested in gift cards.

Some other common current scams are:

  • Health Care Scams (Scammers say you need a new card- STOP, Call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE)
  • Home Repair Scams (Someone knocks on your door or calls you about a repair- STOP, ask for references, obtain other estimates, ask for license and insurance)
  • Charity Fraud (Someone ask you to donate money- STOP, call the charity, Never donate by wiring money)
  • "You've Won" Scams (But you can't get it until you wire money- STOP, Don't wire money, If you have to pay, it's not a prize)

If someone is requesting payment in gift cards or money transfers, it is a very good possibility that you are involved in a scam. 

It is a good idea to always read you financial account statements and check your credit report regularly.  

Feel free to contact your local police department if you have any questions relative to the validity of a call, text message, or computer message that you may receive.  You can also report scams by calling the F.T.C. at 1-877-382-4357 or online at