Scam Alert Issued by Big Spring Police Department


BIG SPRING, TX – The Big Spring Police Department is warning residents about a recent scam involving fraudulent massage services in the community.

The scam is being advertised under "Comfort Home Mobile Door-In Massage" and "Spa or Comfort Massage & Spa," using fake phone numbers.

How the Scam Works: 
  1. Advertisement: Scammers post ads online or in classified sections, claiming to offer massage services. They also use platforms like Yelp, Trip Advisor, Nextdoor, MapQuest, and LinkedIn to leave false reviews and give the illusion of legitimacy. Fake addresses, such as 1113 S. Scurry and 1115 Scurry, are used as business locations.

  2. Booking: When individuals call the provided phone number to make an appointment, they are asked to send a deposit to secure the booking.

  3. Payment: After sending the deposit, the scammers provide a fake address, which often belongs to another unsuspecting business.

  4. Result: Upon arrival for the appointment, victims find that the address is bogus, and the scammers are untraceable.

How to Protect Yourself: 
  • Verify Credentials: Book appointments only with licensed and verified massage therapists. Check reviews and ratings from trusted sources.
  • No Deposits: Be wary of any service that asks for a deposit before providing the service.
  • Research the Address: Verify the business address before sending any money to ensure it is legitimate.
  • Report Suspicious Activity: Report any suspected scams to the Big Spring Police Department immediately.
Important Reminders: 
  • Scammers use tactics that make tracking them down nearly impossible.
  • Always exercise caution and stay informed to protect yourself and your hard-earned money.

For further information or to report a scam, contact the Big Spring Police Department.

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