PHONE SCAM ALERT! Our Communication Center has been receiving calls from citizens who claim they received a phone call from us or the FBI. They are reporting our phone number, 303-384-8045, is showing on their Caller ID. During the phone call, the citizens are told they have warrants and to avoid arrest, they must purchase some form of money cards and send them to the caller. We do know of one individual who was scammed out of a large sum of money.
First of all, the Golden Police Department will never "cold call" you and say you have a warrant for your arrest. Second, we will never ask you to get money cards and send them to us. Third, our phone numbers are blocked - meaning the number will not show up on your Caller ID. It may show as "Restricted" or something similar, but it will never show up as our actual phone number.
PROTECT YOURSELF! Do not fall for these phone scams. If you have any questions, remember the name the "officer" or "agent" gave you, hang up and report the incident to your local police department.