Individuals seeking assistance at a local Disaster Relief Center reported being contacted by telephone and offered free or reduced university education for the children of the house because they had been a victim of the Northern Colorado floods.
Callers requested the children's Social Security numbers and other personal information to get the fund set up.
If you receive the same or similar phone call, hang up! “These calls are the first step in stealing your children’s identities,” said Shelley Polansky, education and outreach manager for Better Business Bureau® Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming.
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