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Sheriff’s Office warns of new telephone scam about warrants

Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor is warning residents of a telephone scam where callers, representing themselves as sheriff’s deputies, are telling individuals they must pay outstanding warrants or they will be arrested.

Several complaints have been received by the Sheriff’s Office in recent days regarding the threatening phone calls. The caller leaves a telephone number that when called indicates individuals have reached the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office. The voice recording prompts callers through a menu of choices but no one answers the calls. The phone number is not a Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office number.

Sheriff Taylor reminds individuals the Sheriff’s Office does not call the public and ask for payment of warrants or any other financial information. All bonds and fees must be paid in person.

Taylor also reminds residents to never give personal or financial information over the phone unless they are certain it is a reputable source. If you are unsure whether the call is legitimate, hang up and call the agency to verify the legitimacy of the call.

Information about the scam, contact the Sheriff’s Office at 583-6250.

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