LUBBOCK, Texas — The Lubbock Police Department said Tuesday officers routinely receive reports of scam calls and wanted the public to know how to reduce the risk.
Text messages, phone calls and emails are common ways scammers attempt to contact people, LPD told KLBK News. LPD told us that the elderly population is the most vulnerable, but the problem affects people of all demographics.
LPD recommended verifying the persons on the other end of phone calls, particularly when they ask for money or identify themselves as a bank or business.
The police department said you can hang up with the caller identifying as someone from your bank, and then call your bank back at the official or documented phone number.
“You can speak to that individual and say, ‘Hey, I received this phone call, they asked to verify this information, I want to make sure it was actually you who’s calling me,’” said LPD. “They’re going to be OK with…