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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This scam came to us from a Denver resident. Like many, this resident is out of work and turned to Craigslist to find a job. Luckily he realized that the job was fraudulent. Since receiving this alert, Craigslist has removed the post. Scammers will look for more ways to trap people. Please continue to be…

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Each year our community outreach staff provides more than 150 seminars and presentations on scams, fraud and ID theft. While we can provide fraud seminars over ZOOM, we just cannot reach as many residents as we would like. Yet, because there are so many scams surrounding COVID-19 we need your help to pass this information…

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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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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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