Sheriff’s office warning of scammers using chief deputy’s name

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is warning of scammers who are using the chief deputy’s name and the sheriff’s office phone number.

Deputies said the scammers use an app called “Spoof Card” to call their victims. This app makes the victim think the scammer is calling from a legitimate sheriff’s office phone number. The scammers also use the name of the sheriff’s office chief deputy, Todd Evans. The scammers tell the victims they have warrants out for their arrest, have civil judgments, or owe the government money. They ask the victims to pay the fees using prepaid credit cards.

The sheriff’s office said they will never call to tell someone they have an active warrant, and they will never ask for money over the phone for any reason. They also don’t collect money on behalf of any government agency.

If you’ve fallen victim to this scam, you’re asked to call police.

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