Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office warns of caller scam

The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents not to entertain solicitations from a caller who claims to be with a so-called warrant division and demands monetary payments.

“He’ll call and say ‘you have an outstanding failure-to-appear warrant and you have to pay $300,’” said Deputy Michael Kendrick on Tuesday.

Kendrick said at least two people have registered complaints with the Sheriff’s Office about the caller.

Kendrick said he has the caller’s phone number and it includes a 970 area code. He said he plans to obtain a subpoena to obtain the caller’s phone records.

“It’s a scam,” he said. “If you’ve been called by anyone concerning an outstanding warrant and you need to pay money, please call us at the Sheriff’s Office.”

The Sheriff’s Office’s phone number is 970-920-5300.