Phone Scam Targets Aspen Residents
Aspen’s Police Department issued scam alert today. Law enforcement has heard from residents about calls from people saying they’re with federal agencies.
People running the scam say they are with the IRS or other offices. Some leave voicemails like this one received by an Aspen resident.
“This message intended to contact you regarding an enforcement action, executed by the United States Treasury. Ignoring this will be an intentional second attempt to avoid an issue of your appearance before a magistrate judge, or a grand jury.”
The scam is similar to one making the rounds across the country over the last year.
The Aspen Police Department is warning residents to be cautious about any calls that involve money and are allegedly from a government agency.
Residents in the El Jebel area reported a scam last month where a caller pretending to be with the Eagle County Sheriff’s office demanded money and promised to get rid of a fake warrant.