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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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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We talk about it all the time – change your passwords, secure your Wi-Fi network, enable multi-factor authentication, limit what information you post on social media, practice safe web surfing and on and on and on. Some adhere to these best practices, while some have the best of intentions but just don’t take the time…

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Our hearts go out to the residents of California, Washington and Oregon who have been forced to leave their homes due to unprecedented fires. The fires continue to rage, dozens of people have lost their lives and thousands of homes and business have been destroyed. As this newsletter is being drafted, a string of hurricanes…

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Denver is experiencing an alarming rise in violent crimes. And Denver’s young people are caught in the crossfire with at least nine young people dying from gun violence this year.Why am I addressing this issue in a consumer newsletter? It’s simple: you may be able to help lower these numbers.It begins with where young people…

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Denver VALE will not be accepting grant applications for 2021. VALE funding relies on money from court collections comprised of fees, fines and traffic tickets.  However, due to COVID-19 collections have been substantially impacted and grant funding for agencies is not feasible at this time.   The Denver VALE Board will be meeting monthly to…

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I would love to say that Corona virus scams have slowed down but unfortunately they keep on coming. As you know, scammers follow the headlines. Get ready for the newest scam surrounding Covid-19, Contact Tracing. Read the important alert below from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. Additionally, Government imposter scams continue to rise. Our office,…

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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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A Denver consumer sent this to us as an example of a potential fishing scam. Smartly, he didn’t just ‘click’ on sign in. First he took a hard look at the email, read it and noticed a number of issues that just didn’t make sense. See if you can spot them all. Check your answers…

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