As La Plata County Sheriff’s Office investigates another rash of recent phone scams in all parts of the county, they are warning the public to take steps to protect themselves from identity theft and people trying to take residents’ money for financial gain.
The callers are posing as Sheriff’s deputies and using actual names of deputies. The callers say that it was the La Plata Sheriff’s warrants division. Do not send money to these people. They will often pressure people into sending a money order or money gram to take care of the problem that they say exists. The Sheriff’s Office will not call you and ask for you to send money to take care of a warrant.
Other scams to be aware of include: scammers making unsolicited calls claiming to be IRS officials; scams using caller ID spoofing; and thieves posing as Social Security administration officials.