Sheriff's office warns of new scam letter

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EPSO: Law enforcement 'refund scam' letter found

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 4:58pm

A letter promising a refund from local law enforcement is a scam and officials say victims can file charges against the company.

According to El Paso County Sheriff's Officials, the letter states that the resident/victim has funds transferred from the department to a 3rd party account held by Joseph Richards & Associates, on behalf of the victim.

EPSO officials went on to say that, " if you receive such a letter to please verify with your local law enforcement agency or any entity stated in the letter prior to sending any funds."

Sheriff's Officials add that if a resident has fallen victim to this type of scam and wish to file charges, they can contact their local authorities.

To report an incident with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office contact 915-546-2280 or if residing in the city contact the El Paso Police Department at 832-4400.

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