Willacy County officials are warning residents about a new phone scheme being reported.
Officials said a person will receive a call and the person could be involved in several things from the IRS trying to get ahold of you, someone being in an accident or a family member being held by the Mexican Cartel. The callers might even have the name of the family member so it’s important not to give any information to the caller.
Andres Maldonado with the Willacy County Sheriff’s Office said if you feel something isn’t right to contact police immediately.
“Just do not give them any information that they don’t have. Don’t volunteer any information. If you don’t recognize the number or recognize who the people are, then hang up call 911 and report it to the local police.”