NewsCovering Colorado

Actions

El Paso County Sheriff's Office warns everyone about a scam targeting sex offenders

Default-Image_1280x720.png
Posted at 3:04 PM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 17:04:02-04

EL PASO COUNTY — The El Paso County Sheriff's office wants to warn everyone about a scam that's targeting registered sex offenders.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the caller claims to be with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and is telling offenders they have an active warrant, have failed to register or are non-compliant. The offender is then instructed to buy a Google card or turn themselves in.

The Sheriff's Office says this is one of many scams they see. Scammers will target groups of people based on their ability to access information.

They want to remind you that the Sheriff's Office will never call to inform anyone they have an active warrant and will never ask anyone to make payments or arrangements to clear up a warrant.

If you receive a call like this one, do not give any information and hang up immediately.