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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

Craig Police Warn of Publishers Clearinghouse Scam

SCAMS-300If you watch any television, have email or regular mail, you know it is the season for “Publishers Clearing House” to attract people with their big dollar giveaway. The Craig Police Department is warning residents that it is also time for SCAMS under the same name that usually show up on the internet. Police say one local was caught up in Continue reading

Wyoming Sheriff Warns of Two Telephone Scams

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office issued a consumer alert yesterday warning residents of two scams currently making the rounds. The first involves telephone calls from people claiming to represent an organization called “NRA,” who says their company represents another organization called “WTJ Capital.” The caller goes on to say Continue reading