Hobbs police warn about phone scam

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Updated: 8/18/2012 10:26 pm
Hobbs police are alerting residents to a phone scam targeting older women. It involves a young caller claiming to be the target woman's grandchild who said he or she is stuck in Mexico and needs money.

The caller also puts a man on the phone who claims to be American Embassy employee.

Hobbs police said these phone call con artists are pushy, talk very fast, and have an answer for everything making this almost believable. Police advise never give out personal or financial information over the phone, and always be wary of potential scams.

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blueeyed - 8/20/2012 11:39 AM
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This reminds me of this grandparent scam posted at http://www.callercenter.com. It's alarming that despite all the warnings and reports, this scam still continues. And worse, it's been happening all over US. Can the authorities do something about these culprits?
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