The Mexico Public Safety Department was recently notified about a slightly newer scam attempt which occurred last week.

A citizen was called by someone stating they were with a large employer in the area. The caller had the citizen’s name, address, and the last four digits of their social security number and stated they were possibly interested in hiring the citizen.

The caller stated they needed some additional information for their personnel department and requested complete identification information, such as the citizen’s date of birth and complete social security number. This call was not legitimate, according to MPS.

MPS reminds people that no matter how convincing callers are, you should never provide your identification information to someone who calls you or to a source you are unsure of.

You should also remember that it is not necessary to use money orders or money cards to pay legitimate businesses or government entities, and if something is required of you and the offer sounds too good to be true, it is.