Phone Scam Targets Registered Sex Offenders
04/11/2018—The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has been alerted that a handful of registered sex offenders have received calls from a scammer demanding the individuals pay a fine to avoid an arrest.
During the call, the scammer identifies himself as a ‘sex offender compliance officer.’ Unfortunately, this has occurred on several occasions in recent weeks, not only in Colorado, but also in other states. This is a scam! The CBI would never call an individual and threaten an arrest if a debt, fine or other fee was not paid.
If you receive a call of this nature, simply hang up the phone and do not engage the caller. You can report the information to the CBI either via phone (1-855-443-3489) 24/7, or via email (CBI.StopIDTheft@state.co.us).