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Press Room & Announcements

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

DENVER -- Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announcing additional actions against debt collectors resulting from Colorado’s collaboration with the Federal Trade Commission and its “Operation Collection Protection” (“OCP”).

“It is important that Colorado families are protected from debt collectors who use strong-armed tactics that are often illegal,” said Attorney General Coffman.  “There are many debt collectors who work within the law, but Coloradans deserve recourse from those companies who do not and who intentionally prey on our citizens.”

Thursday, December 10, 2015

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman is announcing that through the settlement of several cases, nearly 5,700 Colorado consumers will be receiving refunds totaling approximately $2.2 million.  The majority of the settlements resolved issues with companies that were providing debt settlement services that violated the Uniform Debt Management Services Act.

“The harm to these consumers is especially egregious because the victims were desperately seeking debt management services and already in extremely vulnerable positions,” said Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

DENVER -- This time of year, Coloradans gather with family and friends to celebrate the holidays and look ahead to a new year full of possibilities. It is a time when many of us share our holiday spirit by exchanging gifts or donating to charitable causes. The first annual Attorney General’s Consumer Holiday Guide offers guidance for safe shopping and donating.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

DENVER -- Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced today that her office has filed a civil lawsuit and obtained a Preliminary Injunction against Spencer Olguin and his brother John Olguin, prohibiting them from providing in-home services of any kind to Colorado consumers.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

DENVER- The Colorado Department of Law announced today Colorado’s participation in the Operation Collection Protection “OCP.” OCP is a collaborative effort led by the FTC involving 73 participating agencies which includes 47 state attorneys general plus the District of Columbia.  This coalition of federal, state and local enforcement and regulatory organizations is jointly announcing actions taken against illegal debt collection operations since the first of the year.  These actions include civil filings in court, administrative actions, and cease and desist orders.

Monday, October 19, 2015

DENVER – The Colorado Attorney General has reached the largest civil settlement in the U.S. against a store owner for selling spice.  This settlement with Colorado retailer “O’s Pipes & Tobacco” is one of four spice-related cases that the Attorney General filed between September 2013 and May 2014.

Friday, August 14, 2015

DENVER— The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is joined by the Colorado Department of Revenue, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Investigations, Criminal Enforcement Unit and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation in announcing the indictment of an alleged tax fraud and unemployment insurance fraud ring. Zanthia Woodard (A.K.A. Zanthia Finley), with the support of criminal associates Jordan Shead, Sorletta Capri Shead and Janae Cruz are charged with defrauding federal and state agencies of close to $1,000,000.

Friday, July 17, 2015

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman revealed today that her office has filed a lawsuit in Denver District Court against USA Discounters, LTD, d/b/a USA Living and d/b/a Fletcher’s Jewelers (“USA Discounters”).  The lawsuit alleges that these companies have repeatedly violated Colorado’s consumer lending laws.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

DENVER— Colorado is home to more than 400,000 veterans of our nation’s armed forces.  More than 50,000 active duty members are either from Colorado or stationed here in Colorado.  Unfortunately, scam artists frequently prey upon service members and their families knowing that these members have limited time and resources, especially during deployments, to seek redress when harmed.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

DENVER—As young Coloradans begin the next stages of their education or their professional life, they are often attractive targets for scams. In the interest of alerting graduates and their loved ones to the increasingly-sophisticated means criminals use to entice them, the Colorado Attorney General’s office has compiled this list of the Top Five Tips from www.StopFraudColorado.gov to help protect against unscrupulous scholarship offers and student loan scams.

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