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As young adults start taking on more responsibilities they face many choices that may open them up to fraud. When it's time to start making decisions about attending colleges or universities, starting careers, and making their first big purchases they’ll need to be able to recognize and report fraud along the way.
The Young Adult Center was developed in an effort to help young adults better prepare themselves to confront common scams and become savvy consumers no matter what decisions they're facing.
Scammers are indifferent in who they target in perpetrating their scheme as long as there is an opportunity for financial gain. As a result, the Elderly is not immune to the unscrupulous behavior of fraudsters and is often the target of elaborate schemes, such as Grandparent scams, lottery winner, to aggressive door-to-door sales, and home contractor fraud.
Financial exploitation of the Elderly is extremely troubling as scammers often create schemes that cause extreme financial harm and, in some cases, the loss of one’s entire retirement savings and potentially even their home. To stave off the scammers, we have provided information regarding a number of scams targeting the Elderly to provide assistance in education and an easy method to report scams.
Service members living in Colorado or while stationed across the nation and abroad face a number of demands on their time and resources. Unfortunately scam artists find service members an attractive target, precisely because they are often busy protecting our country overseas or focused on their duties here at home.
Because of the relentless bombardment by scammers, we have developed the below guide of common scams that have been reported within the military communities. Please use this tool to assist in recognizing fraud before becoming a victim and report any instance of fraud you may encounter.
How We Work
The Consumer Protection Unit’s primary focus is on the prevention of deception and misrepresentations in connection with the advertisement and sale of goods and services to individual and business consumers in Colorado. This is accomplished through the enforcement of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), the Colorado Charitable Solicitations Act, along with other consumer protection statutes.
This includes focusing on enforcement of Colorado's No-Call List Act, mortgage-related frauds, enforcement of the Tobacco Master Settlement and related statutes, and on enforcement of state and federal antitrust laws.
Click here for additional information on common scams and learn how you can protect yourself from fraud.
The Consumer Credit Unit enforces several state laws relating to consumer credit and debt collection:
- Uniform Consumer Credit Code - Information on consumer lending laws (the Uniform Consumer Credit Code), as well as the Credit Services Organization Act (credit repair), the Rental Purchase Agreement Act (rent-to-own), and the Refund Anticipation Loans Act.
- Collection Agency Regulation - Information on the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (consumer debt collection) and the Colorado Child Support Collection Consumer Protection Act.
- Debt Management - Information on the Uniform Debt-Management Services Act regulating credit counseling and debt settlement companies.
Insurance Fraud Unit:
Staffed with an experienced team of fraud investigators and attorneys, the Insurance Fraud Unit independently investigates and prosecutes allegations of insurance fraud in every county of the state. The combined expertise of these seasoned investigators and prosecutors allows the Unit to conduct thorough investigations and build strong cases. Our staff is highly regarded statewide due to their expertise in this under-reported and under-prosecuted area of fraud. Staff of the Insurance Fraud Unit routinely share their expertise in this area and provide assistance throughout the state.
The Insurance Fraud Unit is funded exclusively through an industry assessment on insurance companies doing business in the state. The Unit also works closely with other agencies including the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), Colorado Division of Insurance, FBI, and local police departments.
Click here for additional information on insurance fraud.
Securities and Investment Fraud Unit:
The Securities Fraud Unit works to protect Coloradans from being swindled out their hard earned money by prosecuting those who engage in the various types of investment fraud. From pyramid or “Ponzi” schemes, oil and gas investment schemes, “fix-and-flip” housing scams, and others, the Securities Fraud Unit generally involves the prosecution of individuals who solicit and receive investor money for investment schemes that are not regulated by other governmental agencies.
Click here for additional information on how you can protect yourself from investment schemes.
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.