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Public Service Announcement: Scammers taking advantage of Coronavirus outbreak…

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2020-03-13 23:51:21

Public Service Announcement:

Scammers taking advantage of Coronavirus outbreak

The Weld County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public about a new scam that has surfaced since the outbreak of Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

Just this week, Undersheriff Donnie Patch has received three phone calls – on his sheriff’s office-issued cellphone no less – from scammers claiming to be his Medicare or Medicaid provider. Patch immediately recognized the calls were a scam as he is not yet 65 years old and does not qualify for Medicare.

It’s not uncommon for scammers to try to capitalize off public health emergencies to defraud unsuspecting residents of their vital personal information, such as social security numbers, banking information and credit card numbers, to name a few. Unfortunately, due to sophisticated online phishing techniques, scammers might already know some of your personal identifying information when they call.

Scammers will use that publicly available information to lull their victims into a false sense of trust in order to trick them into giving out even more sensitive information.

“This is a scam plain and simple,” Patch said. “The best way to protect yourself from someone claiming to be your Medicare or Medicaid provider is to hang up the phone and call your provider directly to find out if they are attempting to contact you.”

Anyone who thinks they have been victimized by a scam is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (970) 356-4015.

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Gift Card Scams We are seeing an increase in scam cases involving payments with…

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2020-02-26 20:19:50

Gift Card Scams
We are seeing an increase in scam cases involving payments with gift cards. Gift cards are a popular and convenient way to give someone a gift. They’re also a popular way for scammers to steal money from you. That’s because gift cards are like cash: if you buy a gift card and someone uses it, you probably cannot get your money back. Gift cards are for gifts, NOT payments. Anyone who demands payment by gift card is always a scammer.
For information on gift card scams visit:
https://www.ftc.gov/giftcards
Report these and other scams to the Federal Trade Commission:
https://ftc.gov/complaint
Report identity theft and get a recovery plan from the Federal Trade Commission:
https://www.identitytheft.gov
As always, please feel free to contact the Police Department and speak with an Officer for more information!

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Ault Business Alliance Spotlight: Remember to shop locally and support our frie…

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2020-03-28 19:22:17

Ault Business Alliance Spotlight: Remember to shop locally and support our friends and neighbors!

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A statewide Stay at Home Order has been issued by Governor Polis. Please stay h…

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2020-03-26 00:15:20

A statewide Stay at Home Order has been issued by Governor Polis. Please stay home unless your travel is absolutely necessary and falls under a listed exemption. We are asking you to help save lives of friends and family by staying home under the order. This will go in effect beginning Thursday, March 26th at 6:00 a.m. #DoingMyPartCO

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