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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

CO Voters Warned Of Scam

scam-alert-1024x788There have been numerous complaints recently about phone calls being made to Colorado voters, in an attempt to obtain sensitive personal information. Voters who are already registered have complained about receiving fraudulent calls informing them that their registration information is Continue reading

Coloradans Warned of Tax Season Scams

SCAMS-300Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman is once again warning Coloradans to avoid falling victim to IRS tax scams. While tax scammers operate year round, their efforts intensify this time of the year. These attempts to swindle often begin with callers claiming to be federal Internal Revenue Service agents seeking immediate payment of taxes. Continue reading

Avoid Christmas Delivery Scams

BBBFree shipping and two-day shipping are a boon for holiday shoppers wanting to avoid the hustle and bustle of in-store shopping. It’s also a boon for scam artists who call or email to let you know you’re receiving a package, or that a package can’t be delivered, but who are really after your credit or debit card information. The Better Business Bureau Continue reading

Local Scam Going On Now

SCAMS-300Numerous residents of Moffat County have reported receiving calls from a scam artist posing as a officer of the Moffat County Sheriff’s Department. The scammer is using the pretext of arrest warrant or missed court date to demand personal information or immediate payment to avoid arrest. Be aware that this is a scam. Calls are Continue reading