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Pueblo County Sheriff's Office warns public of phone scam

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The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is warning the public of a telephone scam where callers say they are sheriff's deputies and request payment for outstanding warrants.

The sheriff's office said the callers tell people they must pay for an outstanding warrant or they will be arrested. Deputies have received a number of complaints from the public on the "threatening phone calls."

Deputies said the phone number scammers leave does say they've reached the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office if called back, but that is not the correct phone number. 

Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor wants to remind the public that the sheriff's office does not call the public and ask for payment or any other financial information. All bonds and fees must be paid in person.

Sheriff Taylor also wants to remind people to never give their personal or financial information over the phone unless they are positive it is a credible source. Anyone who receives similar phone calls or who has information on the scam is asked to call the sheriff's office at (719) 583-6250. 

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