Digital Fraud | Attorney General - State of Colorado

Digital Fraud

Consumers are making an increasing number of purchases over the Internet. The Internet offers great convenience, but consumers purchasing online should use the same caution that they do with brick and mortar companies. Many of the same tactics used by dishonest people in the past over the phone or through the mail are now used on the Internet. Failure to deliver paid-for items, fraudulent investment offers, multi-level marketing or pyramid schemes, and the familiar postal chain letters are just a few of the old tried-and-true scams which have been converted for use on the Internet.

Fraudulent companies have the ability to disappear into "cyberspace," erasing all traces of their operation and leaving you with few remedies against them. Therefore, especially on the Internet, keep in mind that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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Data Breach Law

  • Learn more about Colorado's Data Breach Law and recent enforcement actions here.

Other Links

Has your Identity Been Compromised?

Want to Learn More?

  • Visit the Fraud Center for additional information on ways to protect yourself.

Victim of Fraud?

Affected by the Equifax breach?

  • In September of 2017, Equifax announced a data breach that exposed the personal information of 147 million people. The company has agreed to a global settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and 50 U.S. states and territories. The settlement includes up to $425 million to help people affected by the data breach.

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Contact Us

Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection Section
Colorado Department of Law
Ralph L. Carr Judicial Building
1300 Broadway, 7th Floor
Denver, CO 80203