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IRS Scammers Targeting Craig Area

Area residents are being targeted by a old scam.  People are receiving calls from someone claiming to represent the IRS in a tax fraud lawsuit against the victim. The scammer says the victim can avoid further complications by settling the Continue reading

Scammer Impersonating Law Enforcement

The Carbon County Sheriff’s are warning of a new scam, where someone is calling victims, claiming to be an employee at the Sheriff’s office. The scammer is calling targets claiming he is Lieutenant Williams and that the individual has a warrant out for their arrest for failing to appear Continue reading

Scammers Using Troops To Extract Money

Police are warning of a new scam where victims are being targeted by individuals who claim to need money for college. Scammers are going door to door claiming they are in a contest to win college scholarship money, which involves raising funds for the troops. They will Continue reading

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