Beware of Jury Duty Scam: Fraudsters Posing as Boulder Police Sergeant Demand Money to Avoid Arrest

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The Boulder Police Department is warning residents about a scam targeting the community involving fake police officers and false claims of missed jury duty. The scammers are posing as a Boulder police sergeant and contacting victims, informing them that there is a warrant for their arrest due to their failure to appear for jury duty. The scammers then offer victims a way to avoid arrest by making a payment. Surprisingly, they are even using the name of an actual Boulder police sergeant, further adding to their deception.

It is important to note that no legitimate law enforcement officer will call individuals demanding money. The Boulder Police Department is urging anyone who suspects they are being targeted by scammers to hang up immediately and report the incident to their local police department.

Scams like these are becoming increasingly common and are designed to trick unsuspecting individuals into giving away their money. Authorities are advising residents to be cautious when receiving such calls and to never share personal or financial information over the phone. It is crucial to verify the legitimacy of any claims made by individuals claiming to be law enforcement officers.

In order to protect oneself from falling victim to these scams, it is recommended to contact the local police department directly if you have any concerns about a warrant or missed jury duty. Legitimate law enforcement officers will provide the necessary information and guidance while ensuring your safety.

These scams can be distressing for victims, causing fear and anxiety. The Boulder Police Department is working diligently to investigate these incidents and warn the community about the tactics used by scammers. By being aware of the scam and educating yourself about these types of fraudulent activities, you can help protect yourself and your community from falling prey to these schemes.

Remember, if something seems suspicious or too good to be true, it probably is. Trust your instincts and always err on the side of caution. Stay vigilant and report any suspected scams to your local authorities.