Identity theft is always a risk but it increases around the holidays. Additionally, lots of packages are delivered during the next several weeks drawing out the porch pirates and other criminals, who are out to ruin your holiday celebrations. It also brings out charity scammers who want to take advantage of your giving spirit and ensure your “donation” goes right into their own pocket and not to help someone who is truly in need. Many Coloradans will also travel during this time of year to see friends and family in other states and this increases the need for families to protect themselves and their homes while they are away.
What can you do?
Stay informed. The Colorado Attorney General has a Consumer Fraud Bulletin registration form. These bulletins are designed to increase awareness of the various types of fraud that are affecting consumers and businesses across Colorado.
Additionally, the Colorado Attorney General’s office will send out electronic notifications of the various types of fraud affecting consumers, their efforts to curtail such activities and a variety of other helpful tips and resources. Register directly at: https://www.stopfraudcolorado.gov/fraudawareness
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