DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today unveiled brochures designed to combat scams that target Hispanic communities. Printed in Spanish, the brochures are a cooperative effort of attorney general offices nationwide.
“The best way to avoid becoming a victim of consumer fraud is to know how to spot scams,” said Suthers. “These brochures will help give Colorado’s Spanish-speaking community tools to identify schemes designed to defraud them of their hard-earned money.”
Entitled “Fraud in Your Home,” “Fraud in Your Wallet,” and “Fraud in Your Car,” each of the three brochures contain helpful tips for consumers. These brochures include commonly reported scams, including home repair, telecommunications fraud and auto sales.
The funding for these brochures was obtained through a consumer protection grant established in a 1997 settlement between Massachusetts and Sears-Roebuck. This grant financed the production and distribution of 300,000 brochures nationwide.
The brochures can be found at the Attorney General’s Office under “InformaciÃ³n General de Consumidor & Conexiones” at: http://www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov/press/publications
To request a hard copy, please call: 1-800-222-4444.