Long Distance Phone Scam Hitting the Basin

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA- Odessa Police is trying to cut the line on a phone scam making its way through the Basin.  

Victims get a phone call informing them they've won some cash, and all they have to do is call a number with an 809 area code to claim their prize, but that area code is actually registered to the Dominican Republic.  

Anyone who calls will likely face charges on their phone bill, and of course that cash prize doesn't even exist.  

If you believe you've been scammed, call your phone service provider.