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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

Scammers Target NW Colorado

A large number of telephone, email and letter scam have recently been reported in the area. In one scam a target is contacted by a person claiming to be a law enforcement officer and is told a family member is in custody and needs assistance. They are told to purchase gift cards and relay the codes on the gift cards to the caller. In certain cases, the victims is told to refrain from contacting additional 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

IRS Says Scammers are Still Operating

irsThe Internal Revenue Service has issued a consumer alert providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS. These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing private Continue reading