Fraud Alerts

Financial Records – What to Keep and When to Toss

Shredding important documents is one of the most effective ways of insuring that financial information doesn’t end up in the wrong hands. The following is a simple record retention guide that may help to eliminate some of the confusion over how long financial information should...

Where Disaster Strikes, Scammers Follow

Wildfires, tornadoes, floods, storms and other disasters often result in a flurry of activities by scam artists. Fraudsters prey on our emotional state and our good intentions in an effort to steal our money. Beware of these disaster-related scams: Fake Charities: watch out for door-to-door solicitors or...

Scams that Bloom in Spring

Spring has arrived, and con artists use this time of year to give new life to common scams. Tax-Related Scams: Tax season brings fake emails from scammers pretending to be the IRS. They might claim to have important updates regarding your refund, but they’re really attempting...

“Distraction” Thieves Are Burglarizing Elders’ Homes

Thieves posing as roofers, fence installers, utility workers and those of other trades are burglarizing Denver residences by using distraction tactics on elderly victims to gain entry into their homes. First, they lure their unsuspecting victims outdoors under false pretenses, such as to help locate property lines or...

Don’t Get Taken By a Home Repair Scam

From shoddy workmanship to “fly-by-night” unlicensed contractors, many people are scammed by roving con artists who knock on your door unexpectedly and offer unnecessary repairs. Though they may appear genuine and helpful, these scammers often pressure homeowners into expensive, unneeded repairs for services such as roofing,...

Don’t Rush Into Auto Repairs

Auto repairs are a fact of life for anyone with a vehicle. While many auto mechanics are honest, there are some who are out to make a quick buck. These dishonest repairmen might falsely inform you that certain repairs are needed, or they may bill...

Double-Check Before You Dial!

As we begin a new year we want to draw your attention to a scam that is becoming more and more common. We often tell people that they can be more trusting if they are the ones doing the dialing and know who they’re calling....

Tips for Safe Online Shopping

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping and since many people will go online soon to purchase their holiday gifts, this is a good time for some internet safety reminders. Here are some ways to protect your personal and financial information while shopping online: Check your...

Protect Your Heart and Wallet

Every year millions of Americans visit online dating websites hoping to find a companion. But scam artists use these websites to target victims by appealing to their romantic side to obtain money, gifts or personal details. Here’s how the scam works. You’re contacted by someone online,...

How to Spot Investment Fraud

Investment fraudsters make their living by promising deals that appear both good and true. They are masters of persuasion, and once they know more about you, they will bombard you with influence tactics. The FINRA Investor Education Foundation identified the five most common persuasion tactics used...

Healthcare Fraud Tip Sheet

Scammers use many marketing ploys to try to trick you. These products are offered over the Internet with websites describing miracle cures and emails telling stories of overnight magic. They all have one thing in common They promise instant relief and give you a “money back guarantee”...

Work-at-Home Scams

Are you interested in finding a way to increase your income? When seeking employment it’s important to be aware of work-at-home scams or “easy money” opportunities listed on employment sites or solicited to you. This type of fraud is perpetrated in a variety of ways,...

Watch out for Winter Weather Scams

While many of us hibernate away during the cold winter months, scam artists remain on the prowl. It is important to remain vigilant of potential scams that might occur as a result of cold weather! Watch out for these red flags when considering home improvements, whether...

Get updates from our newsletter

Want to stay updated with our trainings and what's new at CCERAP? Sign up for our newsletter to stay connnected.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.