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DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today issued an advisory warning consumers about a scam in which consumers receive an email informing them of a tax refund. The email, which claims to be from the IRS, directs the consumer to a link that requests personal information such as a Social Security number.

This scam is a form of “phishing” in which the consumer is tricked into disclosing personal information. The information fraudulently obtained can then be used to steal the taxpayer’s identity and financial assets.

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today released the Attorney General’s 2005 Annual Report, detailing the responsibilities and duties carried out by the Attorney General’s Office and outlining the office’s many achievements in 2005.

“During my first year in office, I was pleased to oversee accomplishments on many fronts, which would not have been possible without the outstanding work of our dedicated staff,” said Suthers.

DENVER - The Colorado Supreme Court unanimously announced today in Roberts v. People that a trial court must award prejudgment interest to victims as part of probation for anyone found guilty of fraud or any other financial crime.

"Today’s decision is a great victory for the victims of financial crimes," said Suthers. "The decision makes the offender responsible for any of the economic setback incurred by the victim regardless of when the judgment is made."

WHEN:

Monday, February 13, 2006
1:30 p.m.

   
 WHERE: 

State Capitol
Senate Committee Rm. 352

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has settled a consumer protection lawsuit against Morphcorp LLC, a Parker, Colorado company, as well as the company’s President and General Manager, Maxwell MacMaster, for alleged deceptive advertising and sales of “Family Yearbooks.”

DENVER - Former Littleton resident, John Mark Godard, was sentenced on Monday in Denver District Court for defrauding 16 Colorado investors of $1.3 million, announced Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers, and Colorado Securities Commissioner Fred J. Joseph.

DENVER – As part of the National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General John Suthers today unveiled the 2005 Top Ten Consumer Complaints made through the Colorado Consumer Line. The Colorado Consumer Line (1-800-222-4444) is a statewide program between the Attorney General’s Office, the Better Business Bureaus serving Colorado, and AARP ElderWatch to help Coloradans effectively resolve consumer complaints.

Following press conference, Attorney General Suthers to testify in support of mortgage and foreclosure fraud legislation

DENVER - Gerald Milner was sentenced on Wednesday in Arapahoe District Court for defrauding four Colorado investors of $87,000 in connection with his computer technology companies, announced Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers, and Colorado Securities Commissioner Fred J. Joseph.

Arapahoe County Judge Michael Spears ordered Milner, age 33, to pay back the $87,000 that he admitted to taking as part of his investment scam, and to spend his first 90 days of five years probation in the county jail.  

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