Denver police are warning of a new scam that strikes close to home for the department because it tries to cash in on the recent vandalism to the memorial for fallen officers.
They claim they are IRS agents threatening you with arrest or court action if you don’t send them money immediately for back taxes. It’s a phone scam that’s been sweeping the nation. But when the scammers targeted Rachel Fitzsimmons of Denver, she fought back.
There’s an increase in phone scams across the Front Range, and deputies in Larimer County say one particular scam hits close to home because the scammers claim to be calling from the sheriff’s office.
The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a scam designed to provoke fear and garner cash from the victims.
A new national phone scam is targeting residents in Douglas County.
Colorado Springs police say someone who received a phone call demanding ransom for a kidnapped relative was the target of a scam.
State officials have issued a warning about a phone scam they’re seeing more and more of.
Police in Denver are worried about the growing number of cases of people impersonating police officer and other businesses over the phone.
Recently a CBS4 viewer got one of the calls and contacted 4 On Your Side Consumer Investigator Jodi Brooks to check it out.
It starts with a phone call threatening a summons as scammers are using scare tactics to try to get victims to part with their money.