Before you answer that unknown phone call, read this.

New Mexico State Police are warning residents about a new phone scam. That's right, another one. The Las cruces police have received various reports from people who have received phone calls from someone claiming to be the police stating they have a warrant out for their arrest. They then claim that if a payment is not given over the phone they will be arrested. The return phone number of the caller is displayed as the NMSP Las Cruces Office.

State police say any of these requests are a scam and they are now investigating the calls as a criminal matter. The following numbers are associated with the New Mexico State Police Las Cruces office and have been listed as the caller’s return phone number in this scam.

575-382-2507
575-382-2508
575-382-2509
575-382-2510
575-382-2511
575-382-2512

If you receive such a phone call contact the nearest New Mexico State Police office and do not give them any information over the phone.