OPD Warning Public about Phone Scam
The Odessa Police Department has recently received several complaints in reference to a phone scam involving a person pretending to be an OPD officer.
Citizens have reported receiving several calls from a man using Odessa Police Department phone numbers (432-333-3641 & 432-335-4961) and claiming to be an OPD lieutenant.
The caller tells the victim that they have a “Failure to Appear” warrant and that they need to pay by calling 432-653-2112. The caller threatens to arrest the victim if they don’t pay.
If you receive any calls regarding this, it is a scam. The Odessa Police Department would like to remind the public that OPD officers will never solicit payment over the phone.
Citizens are urged to never give out personal information and to simply hang up.