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City of Hobbs issues warning about scam calls

Banks say they will never call you and ask for personal information about your account.
Banks say they will never call you and ask for personal information about your account.(Source: MGN)
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 7:11 PM CDT
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The City of Hobbs issues a warning to members of the public of a phone call scam involving impersonators of the City of Hobbs requesting payment of charges to be made over the phone.

The perpetrator(s) is/are cold-calling individuals stating they owe over $3,000, a charge from Amazon, which they are trying to collect. The phone number appears on caller ID as City of Hobbs with the office line of (575) 397-9226.

Businesses may receive calls regarding their registration renewal payment, but payment via gift cards or through Amazon is never a method we use.

This is in no way approved by the City of Hobbs nor done on our behalf. This organization and any department will never call a resident or business to request money or past due charges in any way. If you receive such a phone call, please hang up without giving any personal information and report it to the Hobbs Police Department at (575)397-9265.