Denver issues warning about phone scam

KUSA - The city of Denver is warning residents about a caller who is trying to obtain people's credit card information.

On Friday, Denver Public Works learned that someone called three residents, demanding immediate payment of parking tickets and threatening to boot or tow if payment was not made.

The victims contacted the Denver Parking Violations Bureau about the calls they received Thursday night. It appears the caller was trying to get their credit card numbers. None of the residents paid the caller.

Officials have no evidence of any breach in the City's information systems. They believe the caller was dialing people in the Denver prefix range randomly.

None of the victims had any outstanding parking tickets in the city system. It is also believed that the caller masked his phone number with a Denver County Court number that appeared on caller ID. It is unknown how many people were contacted by the caller or if the calls will continue.

Denver City agencies would never call a resident, demanding parking tickets be paid by phone and asking for credit card information. People should always be wary of anyone trying to obtain their credit card number over the phone. Anyone who provided their credit card information to this caller should contact their credit card company immediately.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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