DENVER –Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman releases a consumer alert on "Valentine Villains and Sweetheart Swindles." In today’s fast-paced world of instant communication and social media, many adults have turned to online dating sites to find love, especially around Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, not everyone is looking for romance. Thousands of people have been victimized by Valentine Villains using online romance scams.
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DENVER – Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman today announced a $470 million joint state-federal settlement with mortgage lender and servicer HSBC to address mortgage origination, servicing, and foreclosure abuses.
DENVER – Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman wins a court order prohibiting AAAA Television Electronics Vacuum and Appliance (“AAAA TEVA,) its owner Muhammed Murib, and sales manager Omar Murib, from conducting any further repair business, including the advertising of any repair services, pending a trial on the Attorney General’s November 2015 Complaint against these Defendants.
DENVER – Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman is alerting Colorado consumers about an increase in scams involving unsolicited phone calls or pop-up computer messages warning that their computer has been infected by a virus. In these swindles, consumers can be charged thousands of dollars to have their computers “diagnosed” and imaginary virus removed.
DENVER – Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman is alerting Broncos fans to be cautious before purchasing Super Bowl tickets from unproven or unlicensed sellers. With average ticket prices hovering near $6,000, it is more important than ever that fans be cautious before purchasing tickets from Internet or Craigslist sellers.
DENVER -- Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman revealed today that her office, in cooperation with the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) at the Colorado Department of Revenue, is investigating whether persons obtaining – and then selling – DMV appointments under the Colorado Road and Community Safety Act (CO-RCSA) are violating Colorado law.
DENVER - La procuradora general de Colorado, Cynthia H. Coffman reveló hoy que su oficina, en colaboración con la División de Vehículos Motorizados (DMV) en el Departamento de Impuestos de Colorado (Colorado Department of Revenue), está llevando a cabo una investigación que determinará si las personas que obtienen - y luego venden - citas del DMV, estan violando la Ley para la Seguridad Vial y de la Comunidad de Colorado (Colorado Road and Community Safety Act [CO-RCSA]).
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.”
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.
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.
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