EPCSO WARNS CITIZENS OF POSSIBLE NEW TELEPHONE SCAM

News Release

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

  Public Information Officer, Angelica Becerra

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

EMAIL: abecerra@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG  RSS SHERIFF'S NEWS FEED

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Release Date/Time: Wednesday,  October 16, 2013 @ 11:00 AM




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EL PASO TEXAS- A Public Service Announcement to El Paso County Residents. On 10/13/13 at approximately 4:00 PM an El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to a theft (debit card) call at the 1100 block of Duke Ct., El Paso County, TX. Further investigation revealed the victim received a telephone call from an unknown person claiming he was a “Lieutenant” with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and told the victim there was a balance of unpaid tickets/warrants and that the victim would be arrested if not paid.  During the course of the conversation, the caller was able to obtain the victim’s debit card information over the telephone and make two withdrawals from the victim’s account via Western Union on 10/14/13. On 10/15/13 the victim received a second call from an unknown caller attempting to retrieve additional debit card information with negative results.

It is possible this may be an isolated incident, however, it may also be the beginning of a new trend to scam persons out of money and/or their identity. To prevent citizens from falling victim to a telephone scam the Sheriff’s Office recommends the following:

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Published 16 October 2013 11:20 AM by abecerra
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