Scam targets classified-ad customers

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By The Staff

Landmark newspapers in other parts of the U.S. have reported a telephone scam involving classified advertising customers.

Several classified customers reported being contacted by telephone by individuals falsely identifying themselves as an employee of the newspaper. The customers were told that a payment problem had occurred with their advertisement and asked for a credit card number or checking account transaction routing number.

Evergreen Newspapers would like to inform you, our readers and classified advertisers, of these attempted scam calls. If you have recently placed an advertisement, do not provide any credit card or banking information to callers. Contact us at 303-350-1036 for verification of any payment problem or to report a scam attempt.