Old phone number for N.J. elderly services now goes to sex line

    It’s be hard to find two things more dissimilar than the New Jersey Office of the Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly and a phone sex line.

    Which is why the N.J. office is getting some very unusual feedback from its clients.
    The office has a new number, but the Star-Ledger reports the old number still appears on some websites and brochures. And that old number now goes to a phone sex line.

    The ombudsman is an advocate for elderly patients in state-licensed care facilities. And as far as we’re aware, phone sex is not one of the office’s services.

    That new number, by the way, is 1-877-582-6995.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.