Tag: scam

SCAM Targeting Veterans

The US Department of Veterans Affairs office has issued a warning to the public of a scam targeting veterans. According to the agency, a phone line mimicking the VA phone line called veterans offering  them $100 rebate if their credit card is provided. The VA is now urging don’t share personal information if you get a call like this. The fake line when called incorrectly tell the caller, that they’ve called the VA Choice line. The following number is the correct VA choice number....

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Brownsville Police issue warning on a new scam

The Brownsville Police Department would like to advise the public about a recent shipping scam that’s come to light. The company/suspect will contact you via email phone or web offering you a chance to make money from home by inspecting and shipping items that will be mailed to you. You’ll then be sent a credit card that you use to make purchases and ship those items to where the company says. It’s believed that these credit cards are cloned cards and in actuality, you’ll be buying things with a possible stolen card. Don’t fall for this scam. The suspects...

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Brownsville Public Works Warn Public of New Scamming Technique

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — We begin in Cameron County where a new scamming technique, has authorities on alert. We spoke to officials from the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB), who tell us a man tried going into a home this week, as an acting employee of this agency. According to BPUB, the impersonator tried going into a residence suggesting he was there to do some tests. But Ryan Greenfeld, who works for BPUB says ‘water quality testing’ is only done when a customer requests it. In this recent incident, the homeowner did not allow the impostor to go into their...

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Experts Warn of Phone Scams

McAllen (KFXV) — Phone calls from an unknown number asking for money — that’s what one man from the valley claims happened to him. He recorded the conversation and wants to warn our community to avoid falling prey to scammers during tax season. We spoke to a man who nearly became a victim of a phone scam. Experts say the first thing to do is to take control of the situation. This McAllen resident says he was even provided with a case number so he decided to make the phone call worried that he may be in any kind...

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Officials Warn Shoppers of Holiday Scams

RGV (KFXV) — This Christmas season many people are trying ways to find presents ways to cut costs on presents. However, authorities recommend taking precaution when purchasing over internet sites on sites like Craigslist, Facebook or with streets vendors. On many occasions, the person who purchases the gift doesn’t know with whom they are making the exchange with. If you are a victim of theft or fraud, for your safety authorities recommend you not confront the individual and to immediately file a report as soon as possible to your local police...

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