Updated: Thursday, Aug 15 2013, 09:31 PM MDT
By: Stacey Welsh
EL PASO, Texas — The El Paso Police Department arrested Jose Luz Salcido Jr. on charges of burglary over $1,500/under $20,000 after hundreds of victims pronounced he lured them into a fake online pursuit opportunity.
The Police Department pronounced Salcido used a alias “David Hernandez” to publicize a ostensible patron use business on Craigslist. Many field told military they had one speak with a association called “Jaimarie Investments LLC” after contacting a series posted on Craigslist, and all were told they got a job.
Police also pronounced Salcido orderly pursuit fairs via a past week during a Hilton Garden Inn on Gateway East and a Holiday Inn Express on Gateway West underneath a Hernandez alias. One plant told KFOX14 people who were told they got a pursuit afterwards attended an course event where Salcido asked them to yield personal information. That includes their date of birth, Social Security series and bank-account information.
“The thing that unequivocally held my courtesy was they had us go and speak to a supposed Aflac agent, and via that time, he had us signing paperwork for policies and things like that,” Jamal Lesarge said. “I told him that we was not going to leave a bureau unless we had a duplicate of all that we had signed, to strengthen myself,” Lesarge said. Lesarge pronounced he feels advantageous that he did not give any personal comment information to Salcido.
El Paso’s Better Business Bureau pronounced one of a best ways to equivocate apropos a plant of an online intrigue is to do credentials research. “Don’t only trust a site and start giving out all your information. It’s critical that we indeed call a association and ask them what a mandate are,” Communications Director Margo Monreal said. Upper Rio Grande Workforce Commission Executive Director Lorenzo Reyes also pronounced a association would need to have a TXID series to be legitimate in a state, so impending employees could ask for that as well.
The Police Department believes Salcido might be concerned in additional schemes since people could still trust his alias is legitimate. Police also pronounced if victims have not beheld any questionable comment activity, there is no need to cancel any personal accounts during this point.
Hundreds of El Paso pursuit seekers turn victims of online scheme