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DENVER — Authorities are warning residents to be wary of a scam that involves the Denver Police Department.

Officials say the scammers are spoofing the department’s nonemergency phone number.

According to the department, the suspects are then placing calls to victims from the spoofed number and asking for money.

In exchange for the money, the suspects say, the victim will not be investigated for crimes.

Police remind residents they will not call to ask for money “for anything, ever.”

The spoofed number is 720-913-2000.

Anyone who receives a call from the number should hang up.