Police Warn Residents about Identity Theft Scam

June 27, 2013 By:InstantNewsWestu Staff

Crime Reports

The West U Police Department is warning residents about a telephone scam that has been reported in the community.

The police department has received two reports from residents who have received a phone call from an individual claiming to be with federal law enforcement.

The caller asks the resident to verify their name, driver’s license number, address, social security number and any other information that can be used to identify you.

“The individuals conducting the calls may become agitated and aggressive if you do not comply with their request. These callers are scam artists trying to get your personal information to open fictitious accounts,” the police department said in a statement.

Police are warning residents to not give out their personal information over the phone. Anyone who receives a call from these scammers is asked to obtain as much information about the caller as possible and contact the West U Police Department at 713-668-0330.

One Response to “Police Warn Residents about Identity Theft Scam”

  1. Julie Says:

    I wonder if they’re the same people but I’ve been getting anonymous calls about my credit card about to expire. They were asking for my DOB and SSN. I knew they were bluffing because I didn’t have an account with the company they represented. I already reported them to to raise a warning. Is there anything else I need to do?

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