A scammer is spoofing the Denver Sheriff’s Department’s phone number to swindle money from unsuspecting victims, the department said Monday.
According to DSD, the department’s name and number will appear on a victim’s caller ID. When the victim answers, the scammer will tell them they have been served a subpoena for failing to appear in court and must pay a fine. In order to pay the fine, the victim must either bring cash to the courthouse and pay the sheriff or they must wire the money.
DSD is warning the community to be vigilant regarding this scam. A Denver deputy sheriff will never call you and request money for not appearing in court, the department said. Deputy sheriffs will also never suggest to meet someone on the street to accept cash or ask someone to wire money.
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