New Scam Hitting the Permian Basin

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A new scam is hitting the Permian Basin.

This time, it's a phishing scam that takes a legal twist.

Victims are receiving calls from people using a fake name and an untraceable phone number, who say they're working for a law firm.

They claim the firm is suing the victim on behalf of a payday lender.

The caller demands payment, threatens to sue the victim, and even threatens arrest if the payments aren't made.

To protect yourself from this, or other scams, here's some tips.

Demand proof, the caller should have a valid phone number and proof you have a legitimate debt, avoid providing personal information, don't give out bank account numbers, social security numbers, or other personal information. Report all suspicious behavior and file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau or the Texas Attorney General's Office if the caller is abusive.