scam-alert(November 7, 2013) – The Ocean City Police Department is warning citizens of a current mail scam targeting Ocean City area organizations involving the delivery of “non-ordered” cell phones.

These local organizations reported to have received packages delivered by UPS or Federal Express. These packages contained several cell phones which were not ordered by the victim. Shortly after the package arrived, victims reported receiving a telephone call from the scammer who identifies herself as an employee of Verizon.

The scammer will then give instructions on what to do with the box of cell phones, often times requesting that the box be returned to the delivery company with instructions to forward the box to a different location. The scammer further states that the phones were sent to the address by accident.

Citizens with information regarding this scam are asked to contact Detective James Rodriguez of the OCPD Criminal Investigation Division, Major Crimes Unit at 410-520-5347 or at