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Colorado

Voter Registration Scam Alert

 

Be careful about calls requesting voter information

 

State and county election officials have received numerous complaints from Colorado voters who are concerned about phone calls that appear to be an effort to obtain their personal and sensitive information.

During the automated calls, voters are advised their registration is incorrect and needs to be updated before they can receive a ballot for the November election. But both Democrats and Republicans who have received the calls told the Colorado Secretary of State's office or their county clerk that their registrations are current. At least one person reported being asked to provide a full date of birth after selecting the option for “more information.”

The individuals also have reported that the calls are from an organization identifying itself as “Go Vote CO” or “Go Vote Colorado.” Some voters believe the Secretary of State is somehow involved because that name is similar to the web address of the Secretary of State’s online voter registration system (www.GoVoteColorado.com). 

The Secretary of State’s office does not contact individual voters regarding voter registration issues except to respond to inquiries initiated by voters themselves.  Secretary of State Wayne Williams  reminds Colorado residents not to disclose sensitive personal information, such as month and day of birth, driver’s license or state-issued ID numbers, or Social Security numbers to any person or organization they do not know and trust, whether by telephone or otherwise.

Anyone with information concerning the individuals or organization responsible for conducting this telephone solicitation campaign identifying itself as “Go Vote Colorado” or “Go Vote CO” is asked to contact Elections Division legal analyst Chris Amero at 303-894-2200 ext. 6389 or chris.amero@sos.state.co.us at the Secretary of State’s office.

Phone Scam Alert

 

It has been brought to the attention of the Arapahoe County Assessor that residents are getting calls from a phone scam that they owe a special assessment on their property taxes of $1,000.

If you receive one of these calls, please disregard.

To verify that you DO NOT owe $1,000 for a special assessment, please contact the Arapahoe County Treasurer’s Office at 303-795-4550 or email treasurer@arapahoegov.com and our staff will be happy to assist you.

Never give out any personal information to someone who calls you and never give them any money. Call the agency yourself (look up the number, do not call any number given to you by the caller asking for the money) and ask if the call is legitimate.

Crime Prevention Tips

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office has provided the following information for Crime Prevention.  The non-emergency phone number for the department is 303-795-4711.

Citizen Notifications

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Phone Scammers Pretend to be Deputies to Get Info and Money

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s office, along with other metro-area law enforcement agencies, continues to get reports of scammers pretending to be officers and deputies. In many cases, scammers are manipulating caller ID to mimic the real phone numbers of local police and sheriff’s offices. When they call, the caller ID indicates that the call is coming from a legitimate number.

Typical scams generally involve the caller identifying themselves as a law enforcement officer and telling the citizen that they have a warrant or an open case, or that they have missed jury duty. They ask for information such as full name, date of birth and Social Security number. They may tell the citizen that they can take care of the problem by paying a fine, which is followed by a request for a money transfer or a prepaid credit card.


Scammers make the calls sound more legitimate by providing phony case numbers and using official terminology. The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office recommends not speaking with these types of callers. Never give financial or other personal information to these callers. This includes your full name, date of birth, Social Security number, credit card numbers or bank account information. If you are suspicious, ask for a phone number to call the person back and then notify law enforcement.

Contact the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit at 720-874-3750 or 720-874-4040 for more information.

Protect Yourself from Funeral Fraud

The last thing you want to think about when grieving the loss of a loved one or making end-of-life preparations is falling victim to fraud.  Scam artists, however, will take advantage of our emotional vulnerabilities if we're not careful.  Click on the link below to learn how to avoid funeral fraud:

Protect Yourself from Funeral Fraud
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Report Suspicious Activity                 

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Report Suspicious Activity
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Phone Scam

Beware of Phone Scam
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Home Security - Burglary Prevention

Home Security - Burglary Prevention
Home Security.pdf
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Door-to-Door Solicitors

Door-to-Door Solicitors
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