Summit County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents to beware of phone scams
FRISCO — The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents to be aware of attempted fraud schemes during the holidays. Each year, thousands of people lose money to telephone scams, according to a news release.
On Nov. 22, the Sheriff’s Office received reports of a telephone scam claiming that the person who received the call is involved in a lawsuit, and the caller demanded payment.
The Sheriff’s Office is working with the FBI to investigate the latest reports, according to the release.
Law enforcement and court employees will never call resents to advise them of a warrant or ask them to submit funds electronically, according to Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons.
Residents are reminded to never give out personal information over the phone or online. To learn more about common fraud schemes, visit Stop Fraud Colorado at stopfraudcolorado.gov or the Internet Crime Complaint Center at ic3.gov.
Those who have questions or are suspicious about phone calls they have received are asked to call Summit County Dispatch at 970-668-8600.
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