The Toms River Police Department has released the following statement:
Our dispatchers have received multiple calls from residents who are getting phone calls from scammers who state they are from the Toms River Police Department, that there is an emergency with a family member, and they need to provide money quickly.
These scammers will do all they can to keep you on the phone and engaged. They can be very convincing. Please be assured, the police department will never ask for money over the phone.