Two new consumer scams are out there.
The first plays on the usual fears of telling a person there is a warrant out for their arrest for missing jury duty and the like.
The person on the other end tells you that in order to avoid arrest you can pay a fine. Police say they have the two numbers that are being used: 845-010-9158 and 845-210-9158.
Officials remind us that authorities don't call ahead and tell you that they are going to arrest you, they just do it. It is a scam. Don't provide any money or information.
The second scam comes out of Westfield where officials say someone places an ad for an apartment to be rented/ You call them and they tell you to send money and they will send you the key.
That too is a scam. It has happened at least a couple of times.
Officials say you should never rent or buy anything unseen. Ask questions and if it seems to good to be true, don't do it.