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Scammers Targeting South Central Wyoming

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning south central Wyoming residents of two scams circulating around the area. Residents are receiving telephone calls from scammers who claim to be soliciting donations on behalf of local law enforcement. The calls are from Arkansas area code. According to Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Continue reading

Scammers Claim To Be Collecting Money For CNCC

A  local business owner called CNCC recently to report a potential scam, after they received a suspicious phone call from an 812 number, requesting donations on behalf of the CNCC athletic department.  At this time, the CNCC athletic department is not actively seeking Continue reading

Scammers Impersonating Law Enforcement

Scammers who claim to represent the Sheriff’s department are again targeting people in the Sweetwater County. The scammer is claiming they’re a law enforcement officer, and are threatening targets with arrest for supposedly evading jury duty. The victim is then told they can avoid arrest by purchasing e-vouchers or re-loadable debit cards in Continue reading

Scammers Targeting Craig

Craig Police are warning of a new scam targeting the city’s residents. People have received a Priority Mail envelope addressed to them from BLB Delivery. The envelope contains a cashier’s check made out to the target with instructions to deposit it. Once the Continue reading

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

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

IRS Scammers Target Wyoming

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s office is warning residents of a new scam where people are receiving automated calls from what sounds like the IRS, alerting the target that they have delinquent property taxes. The recorded message will then prompt the victim to call a number in order to settle Continue reading

Scammers Target YVEA Customers

Yampa Valley Electric Association is warning customers of a new scam where people are receiving calls from individuals who claim to represent a collections agency collecting for past due accounts. Tammi Strickland of Yampa Valley Electric says that 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

Multi-State Scammers Arrested In Steamboat

Two Steamboat Springs men were arrested this week for their role in multi-state scam which cost victims thousands of dollars. 22-year-old Amar Pinni and 21-year-old Jaswinder Sandhu are accused of using ransomware to scam multiple individuals. Ransomware is a form of malware that renders the victim’s computer inaccessible in some way. Victims 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

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