On the afternoon of Thursday, August 31, 2023, the Frisco Police Department received at least three calls from concerned residents reporting that they had been contacted by someone claiming to be a Frisco Police Officer and identifying as “Officer Brad”. The caller asked for $500 in bond payments after claiming that a missed jury summons had resulted in arrest warrants. This is a scam, and the Frisco Police Department urges anyone receiving a call of this type to not provide any personal information and to hang up immediately.
Police would not ask for payment over the phone or inform someone about an arrest warrant over the phone. These types of phone scams involving someone impersonating a police officer are common, very believable, and unfortunately often successful, as the fraudsters use fear and a knowledge of the community to appear legitimate. If you have doubt about a phone call that you are receiving, we urge you to hang up and call the police department in your area.
How to Report Scams or Verify if a Call is Legitimate or Not
- The Colorado Bureau of Investigation hosts a 24-hour phone fraud hotline at 855-443-3489, and if they don’t answer immediately, then they will usually call back within 15 minutes after you leave a message. When you report a suspected scam, please be prepared to provide the telephone number used by the suspected fraudulent caller and a summary of the scam.
- The Frisco Police Department office, at 970-668-3579, is open from Monday-Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm and is here to assist and advise the community when calls seem suspicious or fraudulent.
- If you need to speak to a Frisco Police Officer or are calling outside of office hours, please call Summit County’s non-emergency dispatch phone number at 970-668-8600, or in the case of an emergency, please call 911.