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Las Cruces Police warn of possible telephone scam

Friday, February 1, 2013 - 5:39pm

LAS CRUCES — The Las Cruces Police Department was urging residents to exercise caution when receiving telephone calls pertaining to credit card, financial or personal information.

Police learned of at least one telephone scam where the caller states that a credit card needs to be re-activated, and asks the call-receiver to provide their account number.

Anyone who receives a call asking for personal or financial information should use extreme caution in answering any questions. If the call is concerning a credit or debit card, hang up and call your financial institution directly using the phone number on the back of your card or the phone number provided on a bill or statement. Do not simply ask the caller for his or her phone number and then return their call.

Anyone who suspects they have been victimized by a scam, or any activity that appears to be fraudulent, should report the incident to the law enforcement at (575) 526-0795.

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Reader Comments

This scam doesn't surprise me anymore. But what I got was a text message, not a call. It was an instruction to call a certain phone number because my bank account has been locked due to suspicious activities. But I thought, if my account was compromised, shouldn't I get a call from the bank and not just an anonymous text message? So what I did was call the bank directly and the rep there confirmed the message was a bluff. I reported the scam and posted the phone number at CALLERCENTER.

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