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Attorney General's Office Warns of Recent Phone Scam

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) - The Texas Attorney General's Office is warning people to watch out for identity thieves impersonating Attorney General's Office employees, trying to trick you into giving out sensitive information.

Thieves have been targeting the identities of people who have applied for short-term loans. They seek to confirm your Social Security number and other personal information, such as your address and your employer.

The OAG said that after the victim gives out their info, the caller will claim that the entire matter of your short-term loan can be resolved via prepaid card. However, no representative of the AG's office will ever ask you for money via phone or issue a warrant for your arrest due to nonpayment of short-term loans.

For more information about this reported scam, you are encouraged to head to www.texasattorneygeneral.gov.