Scammers posing as CDOT threaten deportation

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A new scam is hitting Colorado as residents are reporting fraudulent calls from someone claiming to be with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

The caller states they are conducting a survey on behalf of CDOT. Throughout the conversation the scammer starts to request personal information such as a date of birth, driver's license number and address.

When residents refuse to give any information the scammer starts to threaten deportation.

“We are cautioning the public: Do not provide any information about yourself to anyone over the phone. The Colorado Department of Transportation would never ask for personal information or threaten deportation,” said Gina Talmadge, CDOT Customer Service Manager. “We want to assure the public that CDOT is conducting no such survey, and ask that you protect yourself by never providing personal information to strangers.”

WHAT YOU CAN DO: Ask for the individual’s name, phone number, hang up and immediately report the information to the Colorado Department of Transportation, 303-757-9011.

Click here for more information or to report a scam visit the Colorado Attorney General’s Office website, Stop Fraud Colorado.