A local Northern Colorado community has been affected by a fundraising scam attached to their schools, and letting the public know to be on the lookout.

According to the Facebook page of the Estes Park Police Department, they are alerting residents and businesses to a current telephone scam in which solicitors claim to represent the Estes Park R3 School District.

The scammers solicit money, claiming to provide advertising space in a program or calendar as a fundraiser for the Estes Park School District athletic teams. The school district has confirmed that this is a scam, and the district is not soliciting in this manner. For more information on the Estes Park R3 School District's fundraising efforts, please call the district office at 970-586-2361.

Another post on the Facebook page states that the scammers are also using email to try to scam money.

If you have any information or questions about the scam, please contact the Estes Park Police Department at 970-586-4000