DENVER- Today Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced that she and 34 other States and the District of Columbia have filed a “friend of the Court” brief in the United States Supreme Court, supporting the State of South Dakota in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., No. 17-494. The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is lead counsel for the coalition of States seeking to overturn an outdated rule preventing States from requiring out-of-state online retailers to collect the sales tax that is owed on retail goods.
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DENVER – El día de hoy la Procuradora General del estado de Colorado Cynthia H. Coffman, anunció el inicio del primer “Mes de Protección al Consumidor de Colorado” (CCPM, por sus siglas en inglés) que se llevará a cabo anualmente. Esta nueva iniciativa se enfocará en crear consciencia y ofrecer educación sobre temas relacionados con el fraude al consumidor; como las estafas más comunes, abusos financieros y casos de fraude que afectan a la gente en todo el estado de Colorado.
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.
The State won’t call you to fix your computer
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman today alerted Colorado consumers to be on the lookout for any telephone calls for tech support where the caller ID on your phones shows “Colorado State Gov’t” with a phone number 800-222-4444. “These phone calls are obviously false,” said Coffman. “No one in state government knows whether your computer is affected by a virus, and we certainly aren’t going to call you get you to pay us to fix your computer.”
Company deliberately avoided seeking building department permits
DENVER- After a two-day hearing, Denver District Court Judge Robert L. McGahey Jr. granted the Attorney General’s motion for a preliminary injunction against defendants Mile High Heating & Cooling, LLC, and its owner, Kevin Dykman. The injunction prevents the defendants from engaging in any activity related to the sale, installation, service or repair of furnaces, boilers, hot water heaters, air conditioning units or any other type of HVAC equipment.
Concern Scammers may still be Operating in Other States
DENVER, CO — Today Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced that a Denver court has ordered Stephen Wunder, Andrew Wunder, Bethany Wunder, and Christian Wunder, who owned and operated the Broomfield-based travel clubs Sea to Ski Vacations and Traditions Travel Group, to pay over $7 million to Colorado for defrauding consumers.
DENVER- Attorney General Cynthia Coffman and a bipartisan coalition of 41 Attorneys General demanded documents yesterday from the nation’s leading opioid manufacturers and distributors, including information about their business practices related to the marketing, distribution and sale of opioids, as part of a national investigation into the causes of the opioid epidemic.
DENVER- Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman today advised Colorado consumers to be diligent in protecting their personal identifying information following Equifax’s announcement that as many as 143 million customers may have been impacted by a massive data breach.
DENVER- Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced today that the State of Colorado has agreed to join the United States and other states to settle allegations against Mylan Inc. and Mylan Specialty L.P. (collectively “Mylan”). Mylan allegedly knowingly underpaid rebates owed to the Medicaid program for the drugs EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr.® (“EpiPen”).
Don’t compound a disaster by throwing your charitable dollars away
Denver – Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman is urging consumers to do their homework before responding to a solicitation for money to help victims of Hurricane Harvey and the widespread flooding in southern Texas. Natural and man-made disasters always give rise to fake charity and other donation scams.
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