• Scams


    The Sheriff's Office tracks scams that are happening in and around our county and puts that information here to keep our residents informed. To report a scam, please call our Fraud Hotline at 303-271-5550.
    Select from the topics below to see more details on these scams.


  • Information on Scams in Jefferson County

    • New Twist on IRS Scam

      Sheriff's Office 2016-05-24 Investigators were tipped off to a new twist to the IRS Scam. It appears that the fraudsters are spoofing the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office non-emergency phone number. Please note that the Sheriff's Office will never call citizens regarding taxes. We ask that if this happens tha

    • Grandparent Scam
      In this scam, the victim receives a telephone call from a person pretending to be their grandchild, niece, nephew, or family friend.
    • Mystery Shopper Scam
      In this scam, the victim is invited to become a mystery shopper.
    • Publishers Clearing House Scam
      You supposedly won money but first must wire hundreds or thousands of dollars.
    • Fallen Officer Scam
      The JeffCo Sheriff’s Office has recently received seven reports of a person using fallen JCSO Sgt. Dave Baldwin’s name in an effort to scam money from individuals.
    • IRS Phone Scams
      As the tax filing season begins, it is critical that all taxpayers continue to be wary of unsolicited telephone calls and emails from individuals claiming to be IRS and Treasury employees.
    • Roof Damage Inspectors Scam
      Criminals are trying to take advantage of the recent storms.
    • US Department of Treasury Scam
      US Department of Treasury Scam
    • Jury Duty Scam
      Jury scams have been around for years, but have seen a resurgence in the past few weeks in Jefferson County.
    • Hit Man Scam
      In addition to soliciting your cash, the perpetrators hope to persuade you to share personal data so they can steal your identity.
    • EZ-Pass Email Phishing Scam
      EZ-Pass Email Phishing Scam