Residents get fake debt collector calls

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GRAND JUNCTION,Colo. The Grand Junction Police Department has received several reports of local residents who appear to be the targets of aggressive or fraudulent debt collectors.

Victims have been receiving phone calls from people who claim to be with a debt collection agency.

The callers are demanding a sum of money and, said that if money isn't paid they will be turned over to the District Attorney’s office for criminal prosecution.

Several times residents have been told there is already an arrest warrant out.
None of these claims have been found to be true.
Police ask that is you have received one of these fraudulent calls that you report them to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at (855)-411-2372.

There are several tips you should follow is you suspect that you are receiving one of these phone calls.

Ask the caller for his name, company, street address, and telephone number. Tell the caller that you refuse to discuss any debt until you get a written "Validation Notice."

Do not give the caller personal financial or other sensitive information.

Share the information you have about the suspicious calls and find out who, if anyone that the creditor has authorized to collect the debt.

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