There are a number of great organizations who need money to help those in need during the Christmas holiday and winter months. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of scammers trying to take advantage of your generosity.

If you receive a call from the Montrose County Sheriff's Posse asking for a donation, it is one of those scams.

Yes, the MCSO Posse does fundraisers and campaigns to raise money throughout the year, but they don't use the phone to solicit donations.

If you get a call, get as much information as you can then contact the Montrose County Sheriff's Office with that information.

If you want to donate to the Montrose County Sheriff's Posse, simply tell the caller you're more than happy to meet them at the Montrose County Sheriff's Office to make the donation, thank them in person for the wonderful job they do and wish them Merry Christmas.

[Montrose County Sheriff's Office]