The Las Cruces Police Department is urging residents to exercise caution when receiving telephone calls pertaining to credit card, financial or personal information.

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Police learned of at least one telephone scam where the caller states that a credit card needs to be re-activated, and asks the call-receiver to provide their account number. The scam is an attempt at obtaining the victim’s credit card number for, in all probability, illegal purposes.

Anyone who receives a call asking for personal or financial information should use extreme caution in answering any questions. If the call is concerning a credit or debit card, hang up and call your financial institution directly using the phone number on the back of your card or the phone number provided on a bill or statement. Do not simply ask the caller for his or her phone number and then return their call.

Anyone who suspects they have been victimized by a scam, or any activity that appears to be fraudulent, should report the incident to the law enforcement at (575) 526-0795.