Today Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman kicked off the second annual Colorado Consumer Protection Month (CCPM). This statewide initiative focuses on raising awareness and providing education about consumer fraud issues including common scams, financial abuses, and fraud affecting Coloradans across the state.
The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is partnering with law enforcement, regulatory entities, and non-profit programs statewide to help Coloradans learn how to identify, prevent, and report fraudulent activity. A proclamation supporting and declaring November as Colorado Consumer Protection Month was signed by the Governor."We want to empower all Coloradans to become informed consumers," said Attorney General Coffman. “Knowledgeable consumers are the first line of defense against scammers and fraudsters, and Colorado Consumer Protection Month is a great opportunity for Coloradans to access resources so they can make informed financial decisions, spot and avoid scams, and safeguard their identities.”
“The upcoming holiday season should be a time to celebrate with family and friends, exchange gifts, and donate to charitable causes. Unfortunately, it’s also a prime time for criminals to prey on the generous nature of Coloradans. CCPM will provide tips and resources to help ensure a trouble-free and happy holiday season for Colorado Consumers like The Attorney General’s Consumer Holiday Guide (also available en español).
This year’s Colorado Consumer Protection Month (CCPM) will include an online campaign using the hashtag #CCPM2018 with fraud prevention tips, scam alerts, and Twitter chats; as well as tele-townhall calls hosted by the AARP Foundation Elderwatch Program in conjunction with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and CCPM partners. For resources, partners, and a list of CCPM events held across the state, please visit our CCMP website.
The Attorney General’s consumer protection staff are on alert, identifying and prosecuting unscrupulous business practices and educating communities on topics like common scams and identity theft all year long. Declaring November as CCPM not only raises awareness of consumer fraud but celebrates the successes law enforcement has had in protecting our state. If you have been victimized by a scam, or wish to report suspicious activity, you can file a report here or call 1-800-222-4444.