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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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May we never forget that freedom isn’t free.

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2020-05-25 07:00:46

May we never forget that freedom isn’t free.

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Weld on A Positive Note God Bless America. Today let us honor those who served…

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2020-05-25 09:35:13

Weld on A Positive Note
God Bless America. Today let us honor those who served and gave their life for us. A life that allows us to say those three words. For this is an important day and one that we should stop and think about each and every day as we go about our lives, lives that would not be…

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Colorado Gov Jared Polis Doubles Down On Sanctuary Policy

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2020-05-24 07:48:17

In House Distrct 48 I am the only candidate who has a track record committed to protecting legal citizens from Colorado’s open door illegal immigration policies. I have and will defend Colorado from law-breaking sanctuary state declarations and always support the legal pathway to US citizenship. I…

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