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Phony phone bills try to swindle Qwest subscribers

The familiar “walking fingers” logo was once synonymous with the telephone yellow pages, but fraud artists sending bogus bills to telephone subscribers are illegally collecting over $500 million annually, Qwest said. “Bogus bills are created to look like legitimate yellow pages invoices with the ‘walking fingers’ logo; however many yellow pages publishers, including QwestDex, have… Continue Reading Phony phone bills try to swindle Qwest subscribers

With the opening of the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator, whose primary mission is to “accelerate the launch of financially viable companies in the high-technology sector,” six small, local companies are hoping for the best. They are Acculent, Corporate Hearts, DigiLearn, Integrity PC Innovations, Inc., XAware, and ZeeWaves Systems, Inc. Following is a brief description of… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Technology incubator has six hopefuls

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Colorado Springs City Councilmember Charles Wingate has been charged with forgery and embezzlement for allegedly using a city business card to charge pizza deliveries to his home. Wingate denies wrongdoing, and said he will be exonerated when the facts come out in trial. The first-term councilmember allegedly charged several pizzas to a card belonging to… Continue Reading City Councilmember facing felony charges, 15 years

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The threat of lawsuits by environmentalists has resulted in “analysis paralysis,” causing delay after delay, and study after study, in the government’s efforts to thin forests which are directly contributing to the spread of fires, a Colorado senator said. “I am unwilling to allow our forest’s health and environmental quality to continue deteriorating simply because… Continue Reading Threat of environmental lawsuits contribute to spread of wildfires

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Medical laser firm sues former executives

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Management at Colorado Springs-based Spectranetics Corp. probably didn’t have a very relaxing Memorial Day – the company is mired in infighting resulting in the firing of two senior executives and is caught up in a lawsuit asserting the former employees conspired to replace the company’s chair to take control of the firm. The lawsuit filed… Continue Reading Medical laser firm sues former executives

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A great idea is only as good as the protection it receives. That was the message that attorneys from Patton Boggs LLP stressed in a Tuesday seminar at the Rocky Mountain Technology Expo 21. “It’s an asset. It’s something you put into … and get a return on,” said attorney Halina Dziewit, adding that innovators… Continue Reading Rocky Mt. Tech Seminar helps innovators protect their assets

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Domestic violence programs important in workplace

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Most businesses would jump at the chance to both curb costs and improve the lives of their employees. Domestic violence awareness training is one of those programs for managers and other staff that can save money. And lives. A study by the American Bar Association’s commission on domestic violence found that family violence costs American… Continue Reading Domestic violence programs important in workplace

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