A new scam is being reported here in South Jersey. Egg Harbor Township Police confirm they are getting increased reports of the grandparent scam. In these types of scams, the perpetrator often calls a grandparent or other relative pretending to be their grandchild/niece/nephew, etc. These calls are coming from a 917 area code. Police are asking residents to immediately contact the referenced relative to verify that the callers information is false and then notify law enforcement.