ARANSAS PASS, Texas — Aransas Pass police want residents to know that if they get a call from a Detective Joseph Gomez claiming to be from the Aransas Pass Police Department, it's a scam.
On Tuesday morning, Aransas Pass PD posted on their Facebook page that they had received at least one report of a person claiming to be Detective Joseph Gomez from APPD, but there is nobody with that name on their team.
The fake detective told the resident they were being investigated for communicating with an underage female. Afterward, the resident called Aransas Pass police to prevent others from falling victim.
The police department says they found a similar situation in another town involving a likely fake Det. Joseph Gomez.
They said you can check their staff listing on their website, but to be cautious because scammers also have access. You can also always call the police department to confirm the phone call by calling APPD at 361-758-5224.