In Alice, police are warning residents about a new scam that is hitting the Coastal Bend. Here is how the scam works. You get a call from someone claiming you won a vehicle. They ask you to purchase a gift card from Walmart or Walgreens of 400 dollars to cover the shipping costs. Then they ask you to give them the gift card number over the phone. Police say don't fall for it. Police say don't give out your personal information like a birth date, social security, or credit card information.
Many of these scams are international and you might never see that money again.