Colorado secretary of state warns voters of fraudulent phone calls

DENVER -- Colorado’s secretary of state issued a warning to voters Friday to be wary of calls requesting your personal information.

“State and county election officials have received numerous complaints this week from Colorado voters who are concerned about phone calls that appear to be an effort to obtain their personal and sensitive information,” according to a news release issued on behalf of Wayne Williams.

Voters reported receiving automated phone calls from an organization identifying itself as “Go Vote CO” or “Go Vote Colorado.”

It’s a label that may make it seem legitimate, as the secretary of state’s web address for the online voter registration system is www.GoVoteColorado.com.

But the Secretary of State’s Office does not contact individual voters regarding registration issues, unless it is responding to a voter inquiry.

But Democrats and Republicans reported receiving calls and stated that their voter registrations are current.

“Secretary of State Wayne Williams  reminds Colorado residents not to disclose sensitive personal information, such as month and day of birth, driver’s license or state-issued ID numbers, or Social Security numbers to any person or organization they do not know and trust, whether by telephone or otherwise,” the news release said.

A number of counties across Colorado reported incidents, with the most reports coming out of Adams County.

Anyone with information concerning the individuals or organization responsible for conducting this telephone solicitation campaign identifying itself as “Go Vote Colorado” or “Go Vote CO” is asked to contact Elections Division legal analyst Chris Amero at 303-894-2200 ext. 6389 or chris.amero@sos.state.co.us at the Secretary of State’s Office.