As COVID-19 continues to spread across the U.S. and Colorado, I want Denver residents to know that the health and well-being of everyone in our office is one of my priorities. At the same time, I take pride in our talented staff as they continue their work and commitment to ensuring the mission of this…

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An attendee from one of our most recent seminars ‘Stand Up Against Fraud’ sent us a copy of a letter she received promising an inheritance of millions of dollars. A promise of millions of dollars in inheritance is designed to trick you into parting with your money. Note that the impostor’s deceased client just “happened…

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Happy 2020 to all! I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season.  I certainly did, but I admit, I do enjoy the socially slower pace that comes with January and February.  I hope that these consumer fraud and scam newsletters are helpful for you.  You are welcome to share the information or forward the newsletter to…

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We held our 2019 Citizens Academy this past weekend. I look forward to this event every year. The day provides an opportunity to understand the inner workings of our office and allows me to engage with citizens of Denver. This year was no different; the audience was engaged in the discussions and had terrific questions.…

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We have two very important things to share in this newsletter. First, please read about a current Social Security scam going around. It sounds extremely real, and it is very frightening. Additionally, in 2017, Equifax, one of the three largest credit-reporting agencies, had a significant data breach. More than 148 million, yes, that is MILLION,…

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I hope everyone had a safe and happy Fourth of July. Did you know July is National Auto Theft Prevention Month? Although the warm weather allows for summertime activities, it also opens up windows of opportunity (literally) for car thieves. Auto-theft is on the rise (up 9.4% since 2017) in Colorado, but there are habits…

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I am cautiously optimistic that spring is finally here, although I have not yet put away my winter coat!  As anyone who has lived in the Rockies for any amount of time knows spring storms can be treacherous.  Hail damage can leave roofs, cars and yards a mess.  Repairs take money and time and they bring…

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April showers (and bomb cyclone snow) may bring May flowers, but they are also bringing a surge of consumer complaints on a new scam.  A Social Security Administration (SSA) scam is on the rise and the Federal Trade Commission warns that consumer complaints about it are escalating while the IRS tax fraud scam is declining. …

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I love this time of year. The lights at the City and County Building certainly put me in the holiday spirit.  This month, we are sending along our yearly “12 Days of Holiday Scams” list. While many of us take vacations, fraudsters never do. As a matter of fact, there is often an uptick of scams during this time…

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