Sheriff’s Office warns residents of scam caller pretending to be officer

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Several residents reported receiving scam calls from someone pretending to be a sergeant with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and asking for money to settle an arrest warrant.

The scammer has been making calls from a local number — 970-360-2136 — and claims to be Sgt. Jonathan Lovins of the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, according to a recent press release.

In one instance, the scammer swore at a victim when they refused to give out personal information and then hung up on them.



This person is not employed by the Sheriff’s Office. Residents who receive a call like this should not give any money, gift cards or personal information to this individual. Instead, hang up and report the call to the Sheriff’s Office.

These kinds of scammers often use confusing stories about how arrest warrants are being completed, “possibly due to COVID,” and ask victims to go to the bank or give up personal information to…

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