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Parker Police warn to watch out for donation scams

DAN BRITE

PARKER, Colo. — Scammers may be profiting from tragedy.

The Parker Police Department is warning locals to be wary of fraudulent calls asking for donations for Douglas County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Dan Brite.

The police said that community members have come forward, reporting that scammers are calling residents under the guise of collecting money for the Detective injured in a shootout with a suicidal man in Parker last Friday.

Police warned that scammers prey on the feelings of good-natured people and urge you to do your research before opening your wallet.

You can always find accurate and legitimate information about donations to the Brite family from the Douglas County Sheriff.

They have information on their social media accounts that outline the real donation sites.

Steer clear of donation sites listed in comments on social media or direct phone calls.

 If you feel you may have been a victim of a fraudulent call or an attempt to scam, please contact your local law enforcement.

If you live in the Town of Parker, Colorado you can call Parker PD at 303-841-9800.