PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT- PHONE SCAM

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT- PHONE SCAM

March 22, 2018

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is advising citizens of El Paso County of a telephone scam.                 

Residents around El Paso County have received phone calls from scammers/offenders claiming to be holding a relative hostage.

            The scammers/offenders use fear to intimidate the VICTIM to wire money before the VICTIM has the opportunity to check if their loved one is safe.

VICTIMS are asked to gather as much information as possible to include names, phone numbers(caller ID), wiring details, or locations mentioned during such phone calls to assist law enforcement in investigating these incidents.

If anyone has been a victim of these scams, please contact the proper authorities. The El Paso Police Department non-emergency number is 915-832-4400 and the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number is 915-832-4408.

Published 22 March 2018 04:08 PM by lantunez

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