Cops warn of county warrant scamming
February 19, 2016
EAGLE COUNTY — Some residents of Eagle County have received a phone call from an unknown person posing as an Eagle County deputy stating that a warrant will be issued in their name for failure to appear for jury duty. The suspect states that the warrant will not be issued if the resident goes to a department store, purchases a money card and then calls the deputy back with the card information. There are other reports being made of similar scams requesting money in the same manner.
There are no law enforcement agencies that will ask you to send money.
If you received any of these types of calls, please do not provide the caller any information or purchase any money cards and provide the card information.
If at all possible, try to get a phone number or any other information, but do not call back. Then go to the FBI Fraud website at http://www.IC3.gov to file a complaint. Your assistance in reporting this matter, along with any information you gather, could help the investigators to locate and identify the parties responsible.
For more information on possible scams, visit the FBI website at http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud.
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