While telemarketing fraud has been around since the advent of the telephone, advancements in technology have given scammers an opportunity to easily engage in fraudulent activity on a wide spread scale, fueling an estimated $40 billion a year fraudulent industry.
From caller id-spoofing, to internet based telephone services, to robocalls and the pay-as-you-go track phones, low cost technology has enabled fraudsters to perpetrate their scams from all corners of the world. As technology continues to improve, scammers continue to exploit technology to easily mask themselves from law enforcement and becoming more and more difficult for law enforcement to track.
- Check here to see if a telemarketer is registered.
- Did you get a cashier's check in the mail? If so, learn more in the Mail Fraud Center.
Want to Learn More?
- Visit the Fraud Center for additional information on ways to protect yourself.
Victim of Fraud?
- Report fraud or suspicious activity.
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Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection Section
Colorado Department of Law
Ralph L. Carr Judicial Building
1300 Broadway, 7th Floor
Denver, CO 80203