Consumer Questions: Common Scams

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How do I file a complaint about unwanted telemarketing calls I’ve been receiving?

See the No-Call Laws section of the Consumer Resource Guide for instructions on signing up for the Colorado and federal do-not-call lists, and how to report fraudulent calls.

How do I know if a charity is legitimate?

Charities are regulated by the Colorado Secretary of State's Licensing Division.  See the Consumer Resources Guide for information on how to contact them, and how to file complaints against fraudulent charities.

How do I know if the home repair contractor (roofing, windows, siding, etc.) that came to my door is legitimate?

See the Home Repair Fraud section in our Consumer Resource Guide for information on common home repair frauds and ways to protect yourself.

I believe my identity has been stolen. What can I do about it?

See our Identity Theft Repair Kit and our Consumer Resource Guide for information on how to fight back against this damaging crime.

I received a telephone call or letter informing me that I had won a foreign lottery or sweepstakes, and now they want me to send them some money. Is this legitimate?

See the Foreign Lotteries and Sweepstakes sections in our Consumer Resource Guide for information on these common scams.

I saw an interesting job offer on-line that promises me some easy money working at home. How do I know if this is legitimate?

See the Work-at-Home section in our Consumer Resource Guide for information on these common scams.

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