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  • Colorado: Taking Aim at Bad Business Practices, Fraud

    Posted on 03/31/24

    Fraud losses in Colorado have more than tripled since 2019, federal data shows. The state hopes a new mediation program and revamped Stop Fraud Colorado website will help protect consumers.…
  • Computer Support Scams

    Posted on 09/12/23

    Criminals commonly use the names of well-known and reputable computer companies, online retailers, money transfer services and virus protection software companies to try and defraud others. These…
  • Economic Security for the Black Community: Promoting Equal Pay and Black Businesses

    Posted on 08/09/23

    Supporting Black businesses and advocating for pay equality is crucial for Black 50+ communities. A lack of equitable pay for Black 50+ workers can affect their retirement.…
  • Avoid Utility Scams

    Posted on 08/04/23

    When temperatures are very high or very low, scammers take advantage of the heating and cooling needs of consumers. Utility scammers commonly pose as someone who works for your gas, water or electric…
  • Identifying and Reporting Financial Exploitation

    Posted on 06/02/23

    Each year on June 15 we observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. This is not a holiday to celebrate, but one to recognize that elder abuse is a serious problem in America and throughout the world,…
  • Home Improvement Tips

    Posted on 05/10/23

    Spring and summer months are often an ideal time to engage in projects around the house. The ElderWatch helpline receives many complaints about projects having to do with home repairs, remodel jobs…
  • Living on a Fixed Income

    Posted on 04/07/23

    Living on a fixed income during retirement can be challenging, especially in a time of increased inflation and decreased purchasing power. In 2022, inflation hit an all-time high in Colorado at a…
  • As Internet Crime Rises, New Colorado Law Targets Sale of Online Goods

    Posted on 03/31/23

    Cybercrime has jumped in Colorado and nationwide amid the COVID-19 pandemic. And while people have largely returned to meeting and shopping in person, online fraud remains stubbornly high.…
  • Sweetheart Scams

    Posted on 02/06/23

    Dating and social media websites have become one of the most popular ways for people of all ages to connect with new friends and potential love interests. While many people have good intentions when…
  • Scam Free in 2023!

    Posted on 01/17/23

    At the start of a new year we often reflect on the previous year and make goals for the coming year. Why not make one of your goals for 2023 to “Recognize, Refuse and Report” scams?! While scams can…
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