Fort Collins Police Warns Of Phone Scammers
Fort Collins police warned community members of another scam on Thursday afternoon.
The department received reports of a scammer calling local residents and threatening arrest under the disguise of "Lt. Dave Pearson."
One person reported that the caller demanded payment over the phone to avoid arrest, claiming the individual was in trouble for missing court.
Fort Collins Police Services reminded the public in a Facebook post that "If you ever get a call from someone claiming to be police, IRS, or any other gov agency and they demand payment immediately (especially in the form of wired money or gift cards), hang up."
Local residents can always call the Fort Collins police non-emergency at 970-419-FCPD(3273) to verify calls.
Last week, Fort Collins police also warned the public about an impersonator who was driving in an unmarked black Dodge Charger with emergency lights.