Police warn of phone scams

Freedom New Mexico

Numerous reports have been made to the Portales Police Department in the last several weeks concerning telephone scams, according to Deputy Chief of Police Lonnie Berry.

Berry said these scams have been going on for years and come in spurts, but new techniques have been reported recently.

More recent techniques include a person calling to claim a family member is in trouble or in jail or family or friends they have not spoken to in years, telling them they are overseas and were robbed of their passports.