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Press Room & Announcements

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

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.

Monday, September 26, 2018

Today Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced that Colorado has joined with 49 other states and the District of Columbia in a $148M settlement with Uber Technologies, Inc., (Uber) to address the company’s one-year delay in reporting a data breach to its affected drivers.

Monday, September 10, 2018

DENVER- Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman and the AARP Foundation ElderWatch program today alerted Colorado consumers about callers claiming to be with the Social Security Administration (SSA). These imposters are claiming to be investigators or attorneys with the SSA and telling consumers that their Social Security account is being used fraudulently. They are urging consumers to call back immediately or risk not getting their Social Security check the next month.

Monday, September 06, 2018

Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman filed a lawsuit today against Purdue Pharma L.P. and Purdue Pharma, Inc. alleging that the companies’ fraudulent and deceptive marketing of prescription opioids played a significant role in causing the opioid epidemic ravaging Colorado and the rest of the nation. The lawsuit claims that Purdue misled Colorado health care providers and consumers about the addiction risks associated with prescription opioids and encouraged doctors to prescribe more opioids and at higher doses for longer periods of time. The result was a financial windfall for the company and a historic deadly epidemic that has killed thousands of Coloradans and left many thousands more struggling with opioid addiction.

Wednesday August 8, 2018

Today Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced that her office has obtained a $1.7M verdict against Westminster-based Mile High Heating & Cooling and its owner and manager for violations of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

DENVER- Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman today announced the filing of charges against licensed Speech Language Pathologist Tara Leigh Rose, owner of Beyond Words, LLC. Rose was charged with six counts of felony theft and six counts of felony computer crime after allegedly fraudulently billing Medicaid for over $1.2 million.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Procuradora General, Cynthia Coffman, alertó a los consumidores de que si fueron estafados por personas que utilizaban los servicios de Western Union, ahora pueden presentar un reclamo para que se les regrese el dinero.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

DENVER- The Federal Trade Commission is alerting consumers who lost money to scammers who told them to pay via Western Union’s money transfer system between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017, that they can now file a claim to get their money back by going to www.FTC.gov/WU before May 31, 2018. From January 1, 2004 to August 30, 2015, Western Union received 9,043 fraud complaints from Colorado consumers for losses totaling $10,868,502.35.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

DENVER— Today Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman issued a warning to Colorado consumers to be on the lookout for scammers calling, emailing or texting and claiming to be officials from Medicare. These predators are using the distribution of new Medicare cards as an opportunity to trick consumers into giving up their money or personal information. The scammers may threaten to cancel health benefits, or claim to need payment or private information to issue a new Medicare card.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

El día de hoy en la ciudad de Denver, la Procuradora General del estado de Colorado, Cynthia H. Coffman, advirtió a los consumidores del estado de Colorado a que estén al tanto de estafadores que intentarán llamar, enviar correos electrónicos o mensajes de texto, haciéndose pasar por representantes de Medicare. Estos predadores se están aprovechando de la distribución de las nuevas tarjetas para engañar a los consumidores, al convencerlos que entreguen su dinero o datos personales.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman today announced the filing of several suits against businesses that fraudulently filed their organizing documents with the Secretary of State. These purported businesses used unwitting Colorado consumers’ addresses to fraudulently incorporate in Colorado.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

DENVER—Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman today announced that her office has reached a settlement on behalf of the State of Colorado with various tobacco companies over disputes relating to the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA). Under the settlement, Colorado will receive a lump sum payment of approximately $107 million on April 19, 2018. This payment is in addition to the annual MSA payment of approximately $75 million that the State will receive the same day.

Monday, March 26, 2018

DENVER – Today, Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced that she has joined a bipartisan coalition of 37 state and territory Attorneys General in sending a letter demanding answers from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the company’s business practices and privacy protections.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

DENVER—Today Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced that the Statewide Grand Jury has indicted Shannon P. Murphy on five counts of securities fraud. Murphy is accused of soliciting and accepting investment opportunities into companies Epic Mineral Resources, Inc. (EPIC), Murphy Mining International, LLC (MMI), and Murphy Mining and Exploration, LLC (MME). Murphy represented to investors that their investment funds would be used for mining operations and would pay substantial returns.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

DENVER- Today in recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, the Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman unveiled her list of the top ten consumer complaints of 2017. During the 2017 calendar year, consumers filed 9,146 complaints and inquiries with the Consumer Protection Section of the Office of the Attorney General, a 5% increase over the 2016 total.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

DENVER – Today Attorney General Cynthia Coffman announced a $120M settlement with General Motors Company (“GM”) over allegations GM concealed safety issues related to ignition-switch-related defects in GM vehicles. Colorado’s share of the multi-state settlement is $1,905,816.65.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

El día de hoy en la ciudad de Denver, la Procuradora General del estado de Colorado, Cynthia H. Coffman, anunció que se llegó a un acuerdo por la suma de US$120 millones con la compañía General Motors Company (GM). Esto fue tras las acusaciones de que GM ocultó la existencia de problemas de seguridad relacionados con el interruptor de encendido en vehículos de la marca GM. La cantidad que le corresponde al estado de Colorado de este acuerdo multiestatal es de $1, 905,816.65.

Monday, January 22, 2018

DENVER— Today Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced that her office has settled a lawsuit against two lenders who charged predatory interest rates to Colorado consumers. The settlement will bring over $2M in funds back to Colorado consumers.

Monday, January 22, 2018

El día de hoy en la ciudad de Denver, la Procuradora General del estado de Colorado, Cynthia H. Coffman, anunció que su oficina ha resuelto una demanda en contra de dos prestamistas que cobraban tasas de interés abusivas a consumidores del estado de Colorado. El acuerdo regresará más de US$2 millones en fondos a los consumidores de Colorado.

Monday, November 6, 2017

DENVER- Today Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced that she and 34 other States and the District of Columbia have filed a “friend of the Court” brief in the United States Supreme Court, supporting the State of South Dakota in South Dakota v.  Wayfair, Inc., No. 17-494. The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is lead counsel for the coalition of States seeking to overturn an outdated rule preventing States from requiring out-of-state online retailers to collect the sales tax that is owed on retail goods. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

DENVER- Today Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced the launch of the first annual Colorado Consumer Protection Month (CCPM). This new initiative will focus 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.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

DENVER – El día de hoy la Procuradora General del estado de Colorado Cynthia H. Coffman, anunció el inicio del primer “Mes de Protección al Consumidor de Colorado” (CCPM, por sus siglas en inglés) que se llevará a cabo anualmente. Esta nueva iniciativa se enfocará en crear consciencia y ofrecer educación sobre temas relacionados con el fraude al consumidor; como las estafas más comunes, abusos financieros y casos de fraude que afectan a la gente en todo el estado de Colorado.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman today alerted Colorado consumers to be on the lookout for any telephone calls for tech support where the caller ID on your phones shows “Colorado State Gov’t” with a phone number 800-222-4444. “These phone calls are obviously false,” said Coffman. “No one in state government knows whether your computer is affected by a virus, and we certainly aren’t going to call you get you to pay us to fix your computer.”

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

DENVER- After a two-day hearing, Denver District Court Judge Robert L. McGahey Jr. granted the Attorney General’s motion for a preliminary injunction against defendants Mile High Heating & Cooling, LLC, and its owner, Kevin Dykman.  The injunction prevents the defendants from engaging in any activity related to the sale, installation, service or repair of furnaces, boilers, hot water heaters, air conditioning units or any other type of HVAC equipment.