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Fraudsters pose as local law enforcement in an uptick of recent scam calls

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COLORADO SPRINGS — We’re learning about an uptick in scam calls across the Pikes Peak Region messing with people’s emotions and trying to add credibility by posing as a member of law enforcement.

These callers are usually after money, but in some cases are now creating safety concerns. News5 has learned fraudsters are calling people in southern Colorado saying they are cops or that they’re calling on behalf of one of our local law enforcement agencies.

In this case, it started as a call from an unknown number.

”She seemed like a young girl around my daughter’s age hysterically crying saying ‘mom’ over and over again. My heart sank and I started to panic. I was like, ‘are you ok?,’” Jenn told News5.

Concerned this might be her daughter, Jenn said suddenly another person got on the phone.

”She handed the phone to a man and he came on the line and calmly identified himself as a police officer with the Colorado Springs…

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