The Middle Township Police Department has been alerted to a new phone scam. A Township resident was contacted on the phone and was told that a relative was involved in a crash. The other driver in the crash was a gang member, and the relative had been kidnapped. The scammers requested an amount of cash be sent to them. The number that came up in the caller ID was 609-382-3496. If you receive a call that is strange or suspicious the best thing you can do is hang up on them. Contact the Police Department to make a report if you have fallen victim to a scam and sent money.