Imagine if you were going about your day and you received a phone call claiming that a family member had been in a terrible accident and giving you instructions of what to do next. Well, scammers have been hitting average citizens with calls of this nature throughout the region and it’s important that the community be on alert. Most recently, Rangely Police Department has reported on this circulating scam. Thankfully, in the case they referred to, the reporting party stopped and got in touch with the supposed injured family member and learned it was a scam before giving any personal or payment information out. “This is a reminder,” shares Rangely PD, “to always be suspicious of unsolicited phone calls, emails, and social media messages. Trust your instincts. If an unknown caller makes you uncomfortable or says things that don’t sound right, hang up. Do not give out any personal information.” If you’ve been the victim of a scam, contact local law enforcement.