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$293.11 That’s how much a scam collection agency is telling people in Colorado they owe to an unnamed creditor. Attorney General John Suthers says consumers should not reply to fraudulent messages, from fake agency IAC Recovery Systems. “There are few things more unnerving for consumers than to be notified they have outstanding debts they were… Continue Reading Consumers should be aware of fake collection scam

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Beware of criminals posing as census workers

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  As the 2010 census begins, the Colorado attorney general warns that scam artists could be posing as census workers – trying to steal personal information, commit identity theft or other crimes. “I urge Coloradans to cooperate with legitimate census workers, but beware of those intent on using the census to commit identity theft,” said John… Continue Reading Beware of criminals posing as census workers

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Drug war

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‘Patient’ battle to be fought in legislature Bills controlling the sale and use of medical marijuana were filed earlier this week, but the debate remains surprisingly calm. Sen. Chris Romer (D-Denver) and Rep. Tom Massey (R-Chaffee) are working on bills that both sides —  state officials and medical marijuana advocates — say address most of the issues. There is one… Continue Reading Drug war

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Attorney General John Suthers is asking for federal reimbursement of the price of incarcerating illegal immigrants in the state of Colorado. The General Assembly passed a law in 2006 instructing the attorney general to actively seek federal reimbursement under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program for the costs of keeping illegal immigrants in prison. “Colorado… Continue Reading AG seeks federal payback

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Colorado will receive $3.5 million as part of two settlements with drug manufacturer Pfizer, including $2.8 million as part of a $1 billion Medicaid multistate settlement and $705,000 as part of a $33 million non-Medicaid multistate settlement. Continue Reading Colorado gets $3.5 million from drug settlement

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Consumer credit compliance examinations performed by the state Office of the Attorney General yielded more than $1.8 million in refunds to more than 13,000 Coloradoans during the 2008-09 fiscal year. The refunds resulted from violations of the state’s consumer lending law, the Uniform Consumer Credit Code. The law sets maximum rates on interest and finance… Continue Reading AG’s office nets $1.8 million in consumer refunds

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Consumer, water laws take effect

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Four bills buttressing protection for consumers and the state’s waterways became law today. Senate Bill 119 clarifies provisions of the Colorado Water Quality Control Act, making it clear that no part of the law impairs the state’s ability to enforce penalties for companies discharging hazardous waste or hazardous materials into Colorado waters. Senate Bill 54 raises the… Continue Reading Consumer, water laws take effect

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AG recovers $5 million in Medicaid fraud

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The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in Colorado recovered more than $5.3 million in settlements and restitution for the 2008-2009 fiscal year. The money compensates the state for Medicaid payments made to providers as the result of fraud, waste and abuse of public money. “The unit’s work serves as a warning to those who are considering… Continue Reading AG recovers $5 million in Medicaid fraud

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Eleven debt management and credit counseling companies have settled investigations with the Colorado Attorney General office under credit and consumer laws that went into effect last year. The companies will refund a total of $923,370 in program fees to 912 Colorado consumers. Debt management companies generally work with unsecured debt such as credit cards and… Continue Reading Eleven debt management companies settle with A.G.

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