DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has produced a Spanish-language edition of its popular “Identity Theft Repair Kit,” which advises consumers on how to avoid identity theft and what to do if their identities are stolen.
“Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States,” Suthers said. “This new edition of the ‘Identity Theft Repair Kit’ will expand the reach of our consumer-education efforts to help the state’s growing Hispanic and Spanish-speaking populations.”
This is first translation of the popular pamphlet since it launched in April 2007. Since then, the Office of the Attorney General has distributed tens of thousands of the English-language pamphlets to consumers across the state.
“Colorado has some of the most aware consumers in the country,” Suthers said. “This awareness leads to higher levels of reporting identity theft and, as a result, a better ability of consumers to confront this growing threat.”
The pamphlet is the latest effort to translate and expand the Office of the Attorney General’s consumer protection efforts to reach Spanish-language speakers in Colorado. The office recently launched Spanish-language complaint forms for mortgage-fraud complaints.
The Office of the Attorney General will distribute the Spanish-language pamphlets across Colorado with the assistance of AARP ElderWatch, local law enforcement agencies and other community organizations. Agencies or organizations interested in obtaining copies of the pamphlet should send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to:
The Office of the Attorney General
Attn: Communications Division
1525 Sherman St., 7th floor
Denver, CO 80203