Join us as we celebrate November as Colorado Consumer Protection Month with government and non-profit partners across the state to help Coloradans learn how to identify, prevent and report fraudulent activity. Please visit our Calendar of Events for information on activities near you!
Together, we can work to reach all corners of Colorado to bring awareness to consumer fraud issues and help consumers take steps towards protecting themselves from scams and fraud. Please see below for a complete list of Colorado Consumer Protection Month partners. A Colorado Consumer Protection Month partner is an organization that actively participates during Colorado Consumer Protection Month with the approval of the Colorado Attorney General's Office. Government and non-profit organizations can sign up to become partners here
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Colorado Consumer Protection Month Partners:
AARP Foundation ElderWatch
- The AARP Foundation ElderWatch is a program with the Colorado attorney general and AARP Foundation whose mission is to ensure that no older adults are left to suffer, alone and in silence, at the hands of those who exploit them. The program fights the financial exploitation of older Coloradans through education and outreach, data collection, and the providing of assistance.
- Alpine Bank, Member FDIC, is also an active member of the 28 Colorado communities we serve from Durango to Denver. To us, strengthening our communities is our business. That’s why Alpine employees volunteered more 14,000 hours to support their communities last year and why the bank donated $3.7 million to Colorado nonprofits to help 500 programs reach 100,000 people statewide. Alpine Bank is an independent, employee-owned bank, which has been helping build Colorado communities for 45 years. In a time of impersonal banking giants, Alpine Bank stands out as a full-service community bank with the personal touch—delivering the full range of personal, business, wealth management*, mortgage and electronic banking services. *Investment products are not FDIC insured. May lose value. No bank guarantee.
Better Business Bureau Serving Greater Denver and Central Colorado
- The Better Business Bureau of Greater Denver and Central Colorado is dedicated to promoting and fostering the highest ethical relationships between businesses and the public through voluntary self-regulation, consumer and business education, and service excellence.
Better Business Bureau of Northern Colorado and Wyoming
- The Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming was founded in 1983 and now serves 38 counties. Our BBB works diligently to help people find and recommend businesses, brands and charities they can trust.
Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado
- The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado helps consumers find businesses, brands, and charities they can trust. Serving 25 counties by setting standards for marketplace trust, creating a community of trustworthy businesses and charities, encouraging and supporting best practices, educating consumers and businesses, celebrating business role models, and calling out and addressing substandard marketplace behavior.
Colorado Attorney General's Office
- The Attorney General and the Department of Law, collectively referred to as the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, represents and defends the legal interests of the people of the State of Colorado and its sovereignty. The Attorney General exercises the responsibilities given to the office by the Colorado Constitution, statutes enacted by the Colorado General Assembly, and the common law.
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
- As the state’s regulatory department, DORA is committed to ensuring that businesses thrive in an environment that protects consumers. Our nearly 600 employees are dedicated to preserving the integrity of the marketplace and promoting a fair and competitive business environment throughout Colorado. Consumer protection is our mission!
- Community First Foundation is proud to offer Colorado nonprofits a unique and highly engaging way to increase donations, connect with supporters and spread the word about their mission and work. ColoradoGives.org is our year-round, online giving website featuring the missions, programs and finances of more than 2,000 Colorado nonprofits. Each organization's online profile is screened by Community First Foundation to ensure specific standards of transparency.
Made possible by Community First Foundation since 2007, ColoradoGives.org encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive, objective and up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online.
Colorado Judicial Department
- The Colorado Judicial Department's mission is to provide a fair and impartial system of justice that protects constitutional and statutory rights and liberties, assures equal access, provides fair, timely and constructive resolution of cases, enhances public safety, supervises offenders, and facilitates victim and community reparation.
Congressman Ed Perlmutter
- Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) represents Jeffco and Adams counties in Colorado. Ed has deep roots in the 7th Congressional District and has lived in Jefferson County his entire life. Colorado's 7th Congressional District encompasses the northern and western suburbs of the Denver Metro region spanning the north half of Jefferson County and the west half of Adams County. Ed was first elected to Congress in 2006 and is currently serving in his fifth term.
First Judicial District Attorney's Office
- The First Judicial District Attorney's Office is responsible for prosecuting all state criminal offenses occurring in Jefferson and Gilpin counties. In 2016 this included 4,467 felony cases, 27,403 misdemeanor and traffic cases, and 779 juvenile cases. The District Attorney maintains an office in Golden, Jefferson County, and another much smaller office in Black Hawk, Gilpin County.
The Office of Community Engagement
is dedicated to fostering partnerships across the state to: Inform the public about the work of the Colorado Department of Law and how the Rule of Law impacts their daily lives; engage community members and professionals in dialogue about solutions to challenging social issues within the purview of the Department; and inspire individual and collective action to avoid becoming victims of fraud, crime, and abuse. OCE works with partners on Consumer Protection, Financial Literacy, Substance Abuse and Sexual Abuse Prevention; Domestic Violence Prevention; Prevent Human Trafficking; Promotion of Recovery and Mental Health; Fostering School Safety; Youth Development; Raising Civil Awareness; and Native American Relations.
provides a safe, anonymous way for students, parents and community members to report concerns about their safety or the safety of others. Focusing on awareness education efforts, we believe in prevention through early interventions and interruptions of concerning behaviors. Coordinating a local level response with school administration and law enforcement, Safe2Tell Colorado serves as the vortex of information between the person who has knowledge of the concern and a team of adults who can help. Our goal is to intervene at the earliest possible point before the situation turns into a tragedy. Students and adults, in all Colorado communities, can report to the tip line at 1-877-542-7233, online at safe2tell.org
or through the mobile app.
U.S. Postal Inspection Service - Denver
- As the federal law enforcement, crime prevention, and security arm of the Postal Service, the goal of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service is to ensure confidence in the U.S. Mail. We work to assure that American businesses can safely dispatch funds, securities, and information through the U.S. Mail; that postal customers can entrust their correspondence to the mail; and that postal employees can work in a safe environment. Our Inspectors are federal law enforcement officers who carry firearms, make arrests, execute federal search warrants, and serve subpoenas. Inspectors work with U.S. Attorneys, other law enforcement, and local prosecutors to investigate cases and prepare them for court. Inspectors throughout the country enforce roughly 200 federal laws related to crimes that adversely affect or entail fraudulent use of the U.S. Mail, the postal system, postal employees, and customers.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
- The mission of the SEC is to protect investors; maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitate capital formation. The SEC strives to promote a market environment that is worthy of the public's trust.