October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and we want to provide you with important tips to keep you cyber-safe.Take the time…

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Help Us Spot Scams

As the influence of the internet rises, so does the prevalence of online scams. Fraudsters are making all kinds of claims to trap victims online – from fake investment opportunities to online stores – and the internet allows scammers to operate from any part of the world with anonymity. The ability to spot online scams…

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SPOT ELDER ABUSE

In this special edition, I share a wonderful video and important information about Elder and At-Risk abuse. The mistreatment, exploitation, and neglect of Denver’s older and at-risk persons is a serious and ongoing problem. Many cases of abuse and neglect are not reported because victims are afraid or unable to tell police, family, or friends…

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No Risk Investment Opportunities = SCAMS

Think fast,”“Take advantage of this investment opportunity now. Confirm your email invitation NOW, there are only a few spots left.”“You’ll never look back!”This is a no-risk program with high returns and little or no risk.”Have you seen advertisements like these or Facebook posts saying you can earn big money while you work from home, touting…

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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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