Phony Contractors May Knock On Your Door
Warmer weather may bring knocks on your door from roofing company representatives who “happen to be in your neighborhood” looking at damaged roofs. After a quick inspection, they convince you that your roof has damage that will likely be covered by your insurance. All you have to do is put in a claim and use the money to get a brand new roof installed -- except you may wait months after you’ve paid the company for work to begin, if it ever does. Not only have you lost the insurance money, but you may also face liens from material suppliers who were never paid, and you might lose your insurance coverage altogether. 

Celebrate Money Smart Week April 21st - 28th
The mission of Money Smart Week is to help consumers manage their personal finances better. Many programs are offered to all demographics and income levels across the nation, and cover all facets of personal finance. The Colorado Attorney General's Office is celebrating with their annual Consumer Tip of the Day campaign and by launching a Financial Literacy Center on StopFraudColorado.gov . Follow us on your favorite social media platforms and use #MoneySmartCo to join the conversation. Visit the website to learn financial tips and learn about consumer fraud.

Are you really a sweepstakes winner?
Foreign lottery fraud is one of the most malevolent scams targeting older Coloradans today. The scams come from dozens of countries, but many of them originate in Jamaica. It is estimated that more than 90% of lottery scams go unreported because the victims are too embarrassed or ashamed to file a complaint. Any solicitation through the mail, by telephone, or electronically that requires the purchase of any product, or the payment of any fee as a condition to entering or winning a sweepstakes is illegal.

Reporting Fraud Is Important
Every fraud report we receive gives us insights into difficulties that people are experiencing in the marketplace and helps us to identify and prioritize problems for potential action. The result is better outcomes for consumers, businesses, and a better marketplace for Coloradans. If you're uncertain whether fraud has occurred or you're not a victim of fraud but know of something suspicious, we want to hear from you.
Thank you for helping stop fraud by subscribing to the Colorado Attorney General's Office Consumer Fraud Bulletin. This correspondence is being sent to you on behalf of the Colorado Attorney General per your registration to receive the Consumer Fraud Awareness Bulletin along with periodic fraud tips and alerts.
 
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Sincerely,

Stop Fraud Colorado
Consumer Protection Section
Colorado Department of Law
Ralph L. Carr Judicial Building
1300 Broadway, 7th Floor
Denver, CO 80203
P: 800-222-4444
F: 720-508-6040