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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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 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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Give Wisely After a Disaster

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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There is a Disturbing Increase in Gun Violence

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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Work-At-Home Scams

Work-at-Home scams are becoming increasingly problematic. Layoffs, furloughs and unemployment provide fertile ground for scammers to victimize people.So many people think they would never fall victim to a scam. How I wish that were true. This month, we’re providing two videos. One of a former scammer who shares the tricks of the trade and the…

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Contact Tracing – Spot the REAL Text from the FAKE

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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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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Don’t be a Victim of Account Phishing

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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SCAM WARNING!

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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Spread Scam Warnings Not COVID-19

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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