Phone scam seeks profit from June floods


HARLINGEN, Texas – A series of phone calls is being reported out of Cameron County looking to scam residents.

Harlingen Police issued a warning of callers pretending to represent the Police Department in search of donations for the June floods.

Right now, there is no law enforcement agency asking for direct monetary donations for victims of the heavy rains.

The best advice is to hang up and report the call to authorities.

“We are currently not accepting donations to assist with flood victims in the city. If you receive any calls that are claiming to be a Harlingen official, note down the number that they’re calling from. Do not give out any of your personal information to these people,” says Sgt. Larry Moore, Public Information Officer for the Harlingen Police Department.

Last week a similar wave of scammers claimed they were from the Harlingen Fire Department. HPD Also asks that you do not share any personal details to unsolicited calls.

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