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Sheriffs warn Arapahoe County residents of officer impersonators, phone scam

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office issued a citizen alert on Wednesday for residents in the area, receiving phone call scams from officer impersonators.

Sheriffs have received reports of residents receiving phone calls from people claiming to be officers and scamming them.

The impersonators tell the victim they have a warrant out for their arrest or one for a family member.

Then the callers say that in order to avoid arrest or being served, they must wire money to them immediately.

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office recommended that residents should not simply rely on the caller ID.

Additionally, they advised to not give any personal information on the phone or computer to an unidentified person or organization.

The alert also says no law enforcement agency will contact residents by phone or email to require payment of funds for warrants, fees or fines.

Also, people should always be cautious of anyone calling and asking for money for any reason.

Even if the caller seems to have the right information, Sheriffs recommend that you check the story with local sheriff’s office before sending any money.

They ask the public to report suspicious activity or calls, to the  Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office at 303-795-4711.

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