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Posted on: December 23, 2020

OPD Warning Public about SCAM Involving Mexican Cartel

OPD has recently taken multiple reports in reference to a scam involving the Mexican Cartel. Citizens have reported receiving calls from someone pretending to be with the Mexican Cartel or another criminal organization, who is claiming to hold the victim’s family member hostage. The caller then threatens the victim that they must wire money if they wish to see their family member again.

The Odessa Police Department would like to remind the public that should someone receive a phone call in reference to this scam, to please not pay any money or provide any personal information. Simply hang up and notify the Odessa Police Department immediately with the caller’s phone number and any names associated with the call.

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