Government Impostor Scams are on the Rise in Colorado
Scammers often impersonate government officials in an attempt to steal your personal information or coerce you to send them money. The call may be purported to be from the IRS, the Social Security Administration, or other governmental agency. Common tactics are to threaten to withhold your monthly Social Security benefits, ask you to pay “taxes” or other fees, or they might even threaten you with arrest you if you don’t pay a supposed debt. 

How Do You Know if a Charity is Legitimate?
As the hurricane and tornado season comes to a close, and as the holiday season approaches, donation solicitations (both legitimate and fraudulent) are increasing. Before donating, consumers should take extra steps to research any organization they are considering in advance of providing donations.  Visit the Charity Fraud Center to learn how to ensure your donations make it to the causes you care about and not to a fake charity or impersonator.
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)
Cyber fraud continues to be a growing concern across the nation. Join us as we celebrate Nation Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Co-founded and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S, Department of Homeland Security, NCSAM was created to help consumers learn about cyber security and privacy protection online. Visit the National Cyber Security Alliance website and the Stop Fraud Colorado Digital Fraud Center to get involved!
You Can Make it Safer for Consumers in Colorado
Every fraud report we receive is important! If you or someone you know has been the victim of fraud or you want to report suspicious fraud-related activity, we want to hear from you.
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

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