EPCSO: Beware of scammers claiming to fundraise for late deputy

El Paso News

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is warning the community of a new phone scam sweeping the city in the wake of the tragic death of one of its deputies.

As KTSM reported, Deputy Peter Herrera died Sunday evening after he was shot multiple times during a traffic stop on Friday.

According to a news release, the scammers are calling residents and asking for gift card donations for Herrera’s family.

Officials say the sheriff’s office will not solicit donations over the phone or in the form of gift cards.

Anyone who wishes to make monetary donations for Herrera’s family can contribute to a GoFundMe page or Facebook Fundraiser.

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