Reporting Fraud | Attorney General - State of Colorado

Reporting Fraud

Why Report Fraud?

Reporting fraud is a key component in identifying patterns of concern.  Fraud reports enable our office to identify and devote our limited resources to the most egregious cases involving widespread harm to Colorado consumers and the associated business environment.  Information from the public contributes to potential investigations and possible legal action taken on behalf of the State of Colorado.  To learn more about the various scams affecting Colorado citizens, please visit the Fraud Center.  If you believe you have been victimized by a scam or wish to report suspicious activity, please file a report here.

How Much Information Should I Provide?

Complaints assist our office in the detection of patterns of fraud and abuse affecting Colorado consumers statewide.  While it’s up to you to determine how much information you want to provide, the information obtained from complaints help us identify consumer fraud trends and set enforcement priorities.  As privacy is paramount we strongly recommend you remove all personal confidential information, such as Social Security numbers, bank account and credit card numbers, and health/medical information from copies of any documents you include with your complaint.  In some cases, your complaint may be forwarded to the business or applicable law enforcement agency and may ultimately be used in legal proceedings on behalf of the State of Colorado.  For more information, please review our Privacy Policy.

What to Expect

Reports of fraud assist our office in the detection of statewide patterns of abuse that may lead to investigations and eradicate deceptive business practices.  Although we are unable to directly resolve individual concerns, your report will remain on file and be used to assist in determining patterns of fraud for possible statewide investigations and intervention.  In addition to filing a report with our office, you may also wish to file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and review the Consumer Resource Guide for additional assistance.

While the Attorney General is chief legal counsel to state government and is responsible for protecting the public interest, the Attorney General does not serve as legal counsel or advisor to individual citizens. Our office is not authorized to provide legal advice, interpretation, or counsel to private citizens.  Any information this office is able to provide in response to citizen questions constitutes only general statements and is not intended to serve as legal advice for any personal or specific situation.  If you desire a legal opinion relating to your specific situation, we recommend contacting a private attorney or one of the services that provide free legal advice through the local bar associations or other entities.  Additional legal resources may be found in the Consumer Resource Guide.

Register For Fraud Tips and Alerts

Are you signed up for fraud tips and alerts? Click Here to receive our Consumer Fraud Bulletin, a great way to make sure you're informed of the latest scams affecting Coloradans.  It also provides you with tips and ways to protect you and your loved ones from the work of scammers.  To view past bulletins and fraud alerts please visit our archive.