Aspen police warn of fraud |

Aspen police warn of fraud

Staff report
The Aspen Times
Aspen CO Colorado

ASPEN – The Aspen Police Department issued a statement Monday warning residents of an uptick in financial-fraud cases.

“Over the past week, the Aspen police have more than tripled the average number of fraud cases they handle in a given week,” the statement said. “The department has also received notification from local banks reporting numerous cases of additional fraud. Recent fraud cases have impacted both credit and debit card users but do not appear to be connected to a specific bank. The Aspen police have not been able to determine a connection between these cases but believe this may be a widespread issue that originated outside of Aspen.”

Police also encourage Aspen residents to check their credit-card charges and bank-account balances for anything unusual.

The Aspen police advised those who believe they are victims of fraud to call 970-920-5400.

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