Contractor Fraud – Don’t Rush Into Home Projects

Happy June! While it hasn’t officially begun it certainly feels like summer! Even though it is unseasonably hot, I do enjoy these long evenings. June is a month that brings awareness to a very important issue: the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older Americans. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Every year on June 15th…

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MARCH ROARS IN LIKE A …Blizzard!

Ah, Colorado weather! I hope this most recent blizzard has put a metaphorical ‘period’ on COVID and winter. Unfortunately, we know better.Looking back on our March 2020 Fraud Newsletter, we wrote about Covid scams, Covid ‘cures’ and fake tests. A year later the scams keep coming.Scams played such a big roll in 2020 that Federal…

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Make Sure All They Want to Steal is Your Heart.

Happy Valentine’s Day! This day can evoke different feelings for different people. Some lavish in red hearts and flowers, while others chalk it up to nothing more than a “Hallmark” holiday.  Whatever your feelings are on Valentine’s Day, especially during these hard days of COVID, I encourage you to use it as an opportunity to remind yourself…

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Happy 2021!

As I begin my second term as Denver’s District Attorney, I want to thank you for your support during the first four years. We have faced unprecedented challenges in the past year.At this moment in time, the very concept of justice is being discussed throughout the country. Our office has the responsibility to look at the…

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12 DAYS OF SCAMMING

There is no question about it, 2020 has been more than challenging,but the New Year is right around the corner. Let’s hope 2021 brings usgoodness in the form of health and peace.With the holidays here, I thought it would be helpful to recap somecommon scams that have escalated during COVID-19 and also providea few shopping…

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Let’s Talk Turkey

Thanksgiving is a holiday that embraces inclusiveness with friends, family and friends who are family. This year however, we must redefine inclusiveness. This year, to be inclusive is to be focused on the safety and welfare of our loved ones.There continues to be an exponential rise of COVID cases reported every day. Hospitalizations in Denver…

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COVID SCAM ROUND UP

If it seems as if we are always talking about COVID Scams, you are right. COVID Scams have become a virus unto themselves and continue to grow. The attacks are silent as many people are too ashamed or embarrassed to report a scam to us, or even to tell a close friend.As our country begins…

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Scammers Are Rotating Around Hurricane Florence

When disaster strikes, we often look to, and see, many charitable organizations stepping up to provide the much needed support to those affected. It’s during these times that these organizations see an uptick in contributions.  Without our support, many of these charities would not be able to operate.  When our hearts ache for those in harm’s…

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Scammers Can’t Wait For Back-to-School

In this month’s newsletter, we are providing some tips to keep your college- bound children safe from falling into a scammer’s trap. Additionally, you may find the information from the FBI’s Yearly Internet Crime Report very interesting.  For each state, the Internet Crime Complaint Centeraka IC3 report, tracks the categories of scams, the number of people who were…

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Beware the Smiling Emoji

Who among us hasn’t enjoyed enhancing a text or an email with a wink, a nod, or even a hat. These icons are adorable.  They take the place of words, save on character space, and provide a little emotional intent behind your words.  And, for the most part, emojis are harmless.  But we wouldn’t be talking…

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