If you live in or around Brigantine, be on the lookout for scam phone calls claiming to be from the federal government.

The Brigantine Police Department has received several complaints regarding federal agencies, specifically the DEA, calling local residents and advising them of possible criminal charges if they do not pay fines or fees for prescriptions. These scammers are also asking people for personal information. It is a scam  -- the Brigantine Police Department urges residents to call them if they receive these types of phone calls.