Fraud Resources

The following are Websites CCERAP uses for updates and information. They have current alerts of fraud, scams & financial exploitation. Many have complaint forms for reporting or links to other sites. This list of websites is for educational purposes only and not an endorsement of CCERAP.

Below are some websites with Additional Fraud Information

AARP ElderWatch www.aarpelderwatch.org
AARP ElderWatch fights the financial exploitation of older Americans in the state of Colorado through collection of data, extensive outreach and education, and the provision of technical assistance.

Rocky Mountain Better Business Bureau www.rockymtn.bbb.org
The BBB investigates reports of unethical business activities, fraud and violations of ethical advertising practices an d issues alerts about schemes and frauds that could victimize consumers and or businesses.

Colorado Attorney General’s Office - www.ago.state.co.us/index.cfm

The Consumer Protection Section protects consumers and legitimate businesses against fraud. This site has information on ID Theft, Telemarketing Fraud, and Medicaid Fraud.

Crimes of Persuasion - www.crimes-of-persuasion.com

To inform the public, along with law enforcement personnel, justice officials and victim support groups on the workings and scope of telemarketing and investment fraud so that efforts can effectively be taken to minimize the impact on its victims and ensure that adequate penalties are in place to deter the perpetrators.

Federal Trade Commission www.ftc.gov/bcp/consumers.shtm

Education is a key tool to prevent consumer injury. FTC has publications with advice on avoiding scams and rip-offs, preventing and reporting identity theft, as well as tips on other consumer topics and reporting forms.

National Consumers League www.nclnet.org
The NCL mission is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. The National Consumers League is a private, nonprofit advocacy group representing consumers on marketplace and workplace issues.

United Postal Inspectors Service - https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/

The mission of the United States Postal Inspection Service is to protect the U.S. Postal Service, its employees and its customers from criminal attack, and protect the nation's mail system from criminal misuse. Information on mail fraud is available on this website.

Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General www.ssa.gov/oig/guidelin.htm
The OIG is an independent law enforcement agency mandated to investigate fraud in SSA programs. Our specialists are trained to take reports regarding allegations of fraud, waste and abuse within Social Security programs and operations.

Colorado Medicare Fraud - http://www.dora.state.co.us/insurance/senior/Medicarefraud.htm

This website is made possible through the Colorado Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program. They provides information and assistance about health insurance to people on Medicare through a network of volunteer counselors and aging service providers. Medicare Fraud alerts are posted on this site.

Denver District Attorney - www.denverda.org
The Denver District Attorney and the faith community partnership (Crimes Against Senior Exploitation) is designed to provide a community-based system of elder fraud and financial exploitation prevention. The site contains fraud alerts, crime detection and reporting information, and victim support.

Wise Giving Alliancewww.give.org
The Wise Giving Alliance is a part of the Better Business Bureau and provides information on charitable organizations and notices of charitable giving frauds.


Internet Fraud Complaint Centerhttp://www.ic3.gov/

IFCC's mission is to address fraud committed over the Internet. For victims of Internet fraud, IFCC provides a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of a suspected criminal or civil violation. For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at all levels, IFCC offers a central repository for complaints related to Internet fraud, works to quantify fraud patterns, and provides timely statistical data of current fraud trends.

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