Fraud & Scams

Everyone loves to help family, be a good citizen, or strike a good bargain, but when is a deal too good to be true?

Don't Fall Victim

Scams have always existed, but with the explosion of online communication, smartphones, and digital applications over the past 10 to 15 years, the prevalence of scams and the ability of scammers to reach out to victims has never been easier.

Every day, people across America fall victim to various scams losing hundreds, thousands, and sometimes tens of thousands of dollars. It sometimes seems impossible for citizens, especially those who may not consider themselves tech-savvy, to keep up with the existing scams, let alone the new ones that are being concocted.

This may leave people asking, "How can I protect myself?" Fortunately, people don't need to be experts in scams to reduce their likelihood of falling victim to a scammer.

You Are in Control

Remember - you are the one in control and can take confidence in knowing you can say "no" and have all of the tools to control your financial well being.

For more information on consumer protections, visit the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection website. You can also visit the FBI Scams and Safety page to learn more about 22 common scams.

If you want to report suspicious or fraudulent activity or attempts, please contact the Windsor Police Department at 970-674-6400.

  1. Types of Scams
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