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Springs Police investigating after business was hit by phone scam

Posted at 9:24 AM, Jan 07, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado Springs Police said they’re looking for the suspects involved in a scam after a manager at a local business handed over money to a suspect Sunday night.

Police said a manager at an unidentified business near the intersection of Woodmen Road and Lexington Drive received a call sometime before 9 p.m. Sunday.  The manager said the person on the other end of the call said they were auditing the business, and they needed the manager to count all of the money on site.

Police said the caller had a male voice and he kept the manager on the line for more than 30 minutes. He told the manager to count the money out loud and then gave the individual a verification code. The suspect then told the manager that an employee would come by to verify that the amount was correct.

Shortly afterward, a white or Hispanic woman with a petite build came in through the back door of the building and provided the code. The manager gave her the money and she left.

Police said the woman is about 5’4 and she might have been wearing a long, bright red wig. Colorado Springs Police said police have received reports of similar calls recently. Police said this is a scam, and people should hang up the phone if they receive a similar call.

Anyone with information about the scam should contact CSPD at 719-444-7000.