Fraudsters that are saying they represent the mountain states are bold crooks, knocking on doors and demanding money. In fact, it is the latest scam to hit the metro area. This is horrible. Especially during these times of COVID-19. People are so vulnerable and scared as it is already. People need their money to survive to put a roof over their heads and food on the table. There are rotten and despicable characters out there ready to take advantage.
Fraudsters are Taking Money From Residents
In fact, the Federal Trade Commission is saying scammers are bilking unsuspecting residents out of close to $2 billion last year.
Tamara said she is used to her neighborhood being targeted by scammers with roof repair and cleaning schemes. However, she couldn’t believe a man who knocked on her door late at night had the nerve to say to really say he represented the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.
“Moreover, he did show me a card, which is looking like the state of Colorado’s emblem on it,” she said.
In fact, the man, who is dressing in a T-shirt and shorts, then, in fact, did ask for a donation of at least $110.
Moreover, the real Secretary of State’s Office has made it clear: They, moreover, don’t go door to door collecting money.
“The Colorado Secretary of State’s office is not soliciting donations or contributions,” a spokesperson said in a statement. “Any person that claims to represent the Secretary of State’s office is, in fact, asking for a donation or contribution is misleading Coloradans.”
It seems the Denver police are warning that imposters are clearly getting bolder.
“It seems the scammers might make it seem urgent like you need to donate now, donate right away. In fact, it doesn’t have to be that way,” Denver Police Department spokesperson Jay Casillas said.