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Phone scam uses El Paso County Sheriff's Office employee name

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Posted at 11:15 AM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 13:15:31-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is warning the community of a phone scam using an actual employee's name.

The scammer threatens whoever picks up that they have an active warrant, must have a money order and go to a location to pay to clear the warrant. The scammer also says if it is not paid then the person will be arrested.

The sheriff's office said these phone calls are using the real name of an employee and they want to remind everyone that the office does not call to inform people of an active warrant nor ask for money.

"Scammers prey on the fear of law-abiding citizens. It is important to remember if you get a call like this, please do not give them any personal information, hang up immediately and contact your local law enforcement agency," the release states.

If you have any information regarding the scam or are a victim of a scam, you are asked to call the sheriff's office at (719) 390-5555 and ask for a deputy to come out and take a report.