Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scams
EL PASO - The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is warning of scammers who call people scheming them out of thousands of dollars.
Just Sunday afternoon, deputies responded to five calls regarding the same type of scam.
The scheme involves calling someone and convincing them one of their family members was involved in an accident.
The scammer asks for money to pay medical bills and the victim often sends money via Western Union.
The wire transfers were requested to Mexico cities such as Villahumada and Jalisco.