This scam is taking place all over the city... so this could happen to anyone, anywhere.
It starts with a knock at the door and a convincing story by a man who claims he's a neighbor.
His hard luck tale: His car or his wife's has broken down. He just needs 20-bucks fast.
In some cases... The crook actually gives out a credit card number or writes a check in exchange for your cash.
Juanita Canzoneri of Colorado Springs says, "I called the bank this morning. The account is real, but there aren't any funds in the account to cover a $20-check so I'm out 20-bucks."
Canzoneri who lives near Constitution and Union describes the con artist as a middle aged white man, about six feet tall, with short, light brown hair and a very convincing manner.
Canzoneri adds, "He worked the story good and I gave him the money."
We also heard from another couple who was scammed just before Christmas. The best advice... don't open your door to a stranger.
And before you give someone cash... get some proof he is who he claims to be. Ask to see a driver's license or get a phone number and address.