Tue. Feb 25th, 2020

Phone scam that is preying on emotions in New Mexico

CLOVIS (KSMX)- New Mexico State Police is alerting New Mexico residents of a phone scam that preys on the emotions of family members.

Victims of the phone scam are told their relative has been kidnapped. Scammers then demand money, threatening to hurt their loved ones if they don’t receive it.

If you receive this call, police say to hang up and make contact with the alleged victim. Do not provide any identifying information and do not agree to pay ransom.

If you believe a real kidnapping is happening, call your local law enforcement immediately.