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La Plata County Sheriff’s Office warns residents of yet another phone scam demanding money

Never give out any information or money, authorities advise; ‘Hang up the phone’
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Durango and La Plata County residents are reporting a new wave of phone scams.

The caller claims to be with the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office and identifies himself as a deputy by using an actual deputy’s name. Residents are told they have a jury summons and that they must pay money if they want to get out of jury duty.

One of the perpetrators is a man with a southern accent. The callers may have personal information and mention name and addresses that sound legitimate.

Community members who receive these calls, or any similar calls are advised by law enforcement not to provide any information or send any money. Hang up, the Sheriff’s Office advises.

“We will never ask you, or tell you to send money to get out of a warrant, or court appearance,” said Sgt. Chris Burke with the Sheriff’s Office. “These scare tactics are common and sound intimidating, but do not give your hard-earned money or personal information.”


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