DENVER- Today Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced the launch of the first annual Colorado Consumer Protection Month (CCPM). This new initiative will focus on raising awareness and providing education about consumer fraud issues including common scams, financial abuses, and fraud affecting Coloradans across the state. The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is partnering with law enforcement, regulatory entities, and non-profit programs statewide to help Coloradans learn how to identify, prevent, and report fraudulent activity. A proclamation supporting and declaring November as Colorado Consumer Protection Month was signed by Gov. Hickenlooper.
“We want to send a clear message that scammers and fraudsters are not welcome in Colorado,” said Attorney General Coffman. “Colorado Consumer Protection Month is designed to help arm consumers across our state with the information and resources they need to protect themselves from bad actors, and to know how and where to report any possible fraud they may encounter.”
The upcoming holiday season should be a time to celebrate with family and friends, exchange gifts, and donate to charitable causes. Unfortunately, it’s also a prime time for criminals to prey on the generous nature of Coloradans. CCPM will provide tips and resources that will help ensure a trouble-free and happy holiday season for Colorado Consumers like The Attorney General’s Consumer Holiday Guide (also available en español).
This year’s Colorado Consumer Protection Month (CCPM) will include an online campaign using the hashtag #CCPM2017 with fraud prevention tips, scam alerts, and Twitter chats; as well as tele-townhall calls hosted by the AARP Foundation Elderwatch Program in conjunction with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and CCPM partners. For resources, partners, and a list of CCPM events held across the state, please visit our Colorado Consumer Protection Month Center.
The Attorney General’s consumer protection staff are on alert, identifying and prosecuting unscrupulous business practices and educating communities on topics like common scams and identity theft all year long. Declaring November as CCPM not only raises awareness of consumer fraud but celebrates the successes law enforcement has had in protecting our state. If you have been victimized by a scam, or wish to report suspicious activity, you can file a report here or call 1-800-222-4444.