DENVER–The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is warning people to beware of a debt collection scam in which people pose as law enforcement officials or government agencies. Consumer complaints to the Attorney General reveal a sharp increase in Coloradans receiving threatening phone calls and emails from this particular fraudulent debt collector scam. By using personally identifiable information, including Social Security Numbers, the caller attempts to collect on alleged payday loan debt.
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DISH Accused of Misleading Customers Over Price for Satellite Service
DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today announced civil law enforcement actions against foreclosure law firms Robert J. Hopp & Associates and The Hopp Law Firm, including its principal Robert Hopp and affiliated title company National Title, and The Vaden Law Firm, including its principal Wayne Vaden and affiliated title company City Park Title. The firms and their affiliated businesses are accused of inflating foreclosure costs charged to homeowners and others in violation of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act and the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Affected Customers to Receive $67.5 Million
DENVER—The Colorado Attorney General’s Office and T-Mobile USA, Inc., announced today a $90 million settlement agreement to resolve “cramming” charges. This now puts to rest allegations that T-Mobile placed unauthorized charges for third-party services on customer’s wireless phone bills. Of the $90 million at least $67.5 million will go directly to consumers who were victims.
StopFraudColorado.gov Microsite Will Help Coloradans Avoid and Report Fraud
Sirius XM Agrees to Multi-State Consumer Protection Settlement
DENVER – The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is announcing the successful outcome of a lawsuit brought earlier this year against Paymon’s Market, Inc. for selling “spice,” a synthetic cannabinoid. Rahmatollah Ghamari, owner of the convenience store agreed to pay $100,000 to settle the case.
DENVER—For defrauding investors of more than $750,000 in an oil and gas wells securities scheme, Robert Allen Zickefoose (D.O.B. 07/19/64) will serve a 10-year prison sentence. He was initially indicted by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office in July of 2013 and plead guilty in July 2014. Zickefoose failed to appear for his hearing last month and subsequently, an El Paso County judge issued the sentencing order.
AT&T Mobility to Pay $105 Million in for ‘Cramming’ Customers’ Bills
Bogus Coupon Scheme Triggered Consumer Complaints Resulting in Lawsuit
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