Scams have become all too common these days. From online fraud to email scams to telephone crooks, there aren't many of us who haven't had scammers try to take us for a ride.

With Ocean County seeming like an easy target for scammers because of our elderly population, our very own top law enforcement officer, Ocean County Sheriff Mike Mastronardy, took matters into his own hands and turned the tables on a scammer.

The Asbury Park Press took video of Sheriff Mastronardy playing back audio that he recorded of a now classic fraud - those emails that claim that you've won the lottery or inherited millions.

Here's Sheriff Mastronardy pressing the crook:


The Ocean County Sheriff's Office reminds residents, “Don’t fall for these scams and be alert, be wise and be cautious”.


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