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Police warn of scam that threatens to harm victim’s family

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Police across New Jersey are warning residents about a phone scam that threatens to harm family members if you don't wire money to the caller.

According to police, the details vary slightly on each call, but say all of them are made from the number 331-240-1294.

Police say a computerized voice then claims to be watching your home and asks you to call that number and wire money based on their instructions.

If you receive a call, police say not to dial the number and instead call police immediately.

The most recent incident was reported to the New Jersey State Police Perryville Station.

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