Burlington County Sheriff warns of phone scam

Burlington County Sheriff, Jean Stanfield, has advised residents to be vigilant the next time their phone rings.

Police warn of a phone scam in which an individual masquerades as a Burlington County Sheriff's Deputy calling with an arrest warrant for failing to appear for jury duty.

According to authorities, victims are instructed to pay a fine using gift cards or other untraceable sources to avoid arrest.

"We want to take this time to remind residents that the Sheriff's Department and local law enforcement will never contact you in this manner and will not solicit payments over the phone," said Sheriff Stanfield.

Residents who receive calls of this nature to call the Burlington County Sheriff's Special Investigations Unit at 609-265-5504.