Denver Sheriff Department warns about scam callers claiming to be deputies

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DENVER — The Denver Sheriff Department warned people Thursday about scammers calling and claiming to be deputies. The callers ask for money.

The sheriff department said it never calls anyone asking for money.

“The scam callers claim they are a Denver sheriff officer and tell the person they owe money for an outstanding warrant. The person might be asked to call another number to make a payment,” a news release said.

Don’t be deceived, even if you see a caller ID that might be associated with the City and County of Denver or the department.

If you get a phone call like this, hang up and call the Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000.