DENVER - Denver's Better Business Bureau says a website that allows people to sign up for an upcoming five-mile colorful run will likely run off with your money.
Denver's bureau says the Color 5 Mile is a scam.
Runs are scheduled in more than 100 locations across the country, including in Colorado. The BBB pointed out major red flags with the Color 5 Mile website.
For example, the Color 5 Mile is scheduled in Denver and Colorado Springs. When you click on the Colorado Springs location, information on a Kansas run is listed instead. Words on the website are misspelled and information is incorrect.
Denver's run, which is scheduled for June 7, lists an address that belongs to a bar on South Broadway.
At first glance, the website seems legitimate, acccording to Erin O'Neil with Denver's BBB. She said plenty of people could be susceptible to scams if they do not read thoroughly.
"A lot of scammers do piggy back on fads like this and make it their own," O'Neil said. "You may not actually run the race or walk that race, and they're pocketing money and leaving you in the dust."
The Color 5 Mile website says the owner is Color Mile LLC. 9NEWS tried reaching out to the company but our calls remain unanswered.
The City of Denver said it was unaware of the Color 5 Mile event.
Law enforcement agencies in Louisiana, North Carolina and Kansas have also warned people against signing up.
This is the first run-related scam reported in Denver, according to the BBB. It is asking that anyone who signed up give them a call.
This is not to be confused with the upcoming Color Run in Denver, which has been verified as a legitimate event.
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