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Scammers Target Wyoming Seniors

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a new scam which is targeting the areas seniors. Victims are receiving calls from young people who claim to be their grandchildren. The scammers then claim that they are in jail, often out of the state or in Continue reading

IRS Scammers Target Wyoming

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam where people are calling and claiming to represent the IRS and are demanding payment from potential victims. Scammers are calling people and are telling them that they owe delinquent taxes which must be paid immediately by Continue reading

Publishers Clearing House Scammers Target Craig

Craig Police are warning residents of a new scam where victims are receiving letters that say they won a contest through Publishers Clearing House. In the letter the victim is asked to provide money in order to cover contest processing fees and other costs. Craig Police want the public to be aware that Continue reading

CDOT Warns Residents Of Scam

The Colorado Department of Transportation is warning residents of a new scam where people are receiving fraudulent calls from someone claiming to be a CDOT representative.  The scammer says they are conducting a survey for CDOT that requires personal information Continue reading

Scammers Using Fake Facebook Profiles

Scammers are using Facebook to target potential victims in Wyoming. According to Sweetwater County Sherriff Mike Lowell the agency has received several reports recently, specifically in the Green River area, of fraudulent friend request being received. Scammers are duplicating peoples Facebook pages and are Continue reading

Scammers Impersonating FBI

The FBI and Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Department have issued a warning of a new phone scam, where scammers are spoofing the FBI’s phone number on caller ID and are threatening to arrest people if they don’t pay a fine. The FBI will never call or email and ask for payment or Continue reading

Scammers Using Hotline Number

Craig Police are warning area residents of a new scam where crooks are altering their phone number to make it look like their call is coming from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector Generals hotline. Scammers are using the number which is 1-800-447-8477 to acquire personal Continue reading

New Scam Alert

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a new scam targeting people in the area. People have received phone calls from scammers who claim to be part of the Sheriff’s office who are soliciting donations. The callers, who have been male and female, seem to be targeting senior citizens. They have called Continue reading

Scam Targets Wyoming Residents

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning people of a new scam targeting the counties residents. Scammers are calling people claiming to be a law enforcement officer or official with the bogus “Sweetwater Civil Processing Unit”. The scammer, who is said to have a thick accent, tells the victim that an officer will be coming by with a Continue reading

Scam Alert!

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers of a scam taking place throughout the U.S. Scammers are calling people and asking “can you here me”, in effort to record the person on the other end of the line saying “Yes”. Scammers will then edit the recording and use it to authorize major purchases under the victims Continue reading

YVEA Warns Customers Of Scam

The Yampa Valley Electric Association is warning of a potential scam targeting their customers. Scammers have been calling YVEA customers claiming they work for the company and demand payment over the phone for the customers electric bill, or power will be turned off.  Yampa Valley Electric will never contact customers over Continue reading

Scam Targets NW Colorado Seniors

Area law enforcement officers have received reports of a new scam, where individuals appear to be utilizing personal information found on social media sites to scam the elderly.  Seniors have received calls claiming their grand children are trapped in a foreign country and need money to get back.  A woman Continue reading