The Colorado attorney general’s office has seen a spike in consumers reporting fraudulent and threatening debt collection calls during the past few weeks.
Consumers are being contacted by companies not licensed to collect debt in Colorado, ad the calls are coming from “unknown’ phone numbers.
According to the complaints, they are threatening consumers with lawsuits or showing up at work unless they pay off the debt. The calls claim consumers have incurred hundreds or thousands of dollars in debt, but can settle for a lower sum.
“Consumers need to be extremely careful when they receive calls concerning debts they do not believe they have incurred,” said Attorney General John Suthers. “Colorado debt collection laws provide consumers with abundant protections aimed at keeping them safe from aggressive or unfair collection practices.”