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Voice of the Consumer: Don't let IRS scammers panic you - think before you act
By: Betty Sexton - 0 Sun, Mar 5, 2017

Just when you thought it was safe to answer the telephone, the crooks have cranked up the volume again. Yes, the dreaded IRS scam has been revived...

Voice of the Consumer: Don't fall for 'Billy' with Social Security's spiel
By: Betty Sexton - 0 Mon, Feb 27, 2017

Lately I've heard from a half a dozen people who have gotten phone calls from "Billy with Social Security." Even though the number has a 719 area...

Voice of the Consumer: Pornographic image on computer triggers tech support scam
By: Betty Sexton - 0 Sun, Feb 19, 2017

Just when you thought the creeps couldn't stoop any lower, now they're actually downloading a pornographic image onto your computer screen to get to...

Voice of the Consumer: No mystery behind secret shopper scam - crooks want your money
By: Betty Sexton - 0 Mon, Feb 13, 2017

A Colorado Springs woman was excited and intrigued when she received an email, asking her to become a mystery shopper. Patsy tells me she used to...

Voice of the Consumer: 'Can you hear me?' Don't be so quick to answer yes
By: Betty Sexton - 0 Mon, Feb 6, 2017

Don't be surprised if you get a telephone call from a robotic voice asking, "Can you hear me?"

The calls have been sweeping the U.S. and I've...

Voice of the Consumer: When bad guys call about health insurance, hang up
By: Betty Sexton - 0 Sun, Jan 22, 2017

Here's yet another reason NOT to answer the telephone unless you recognize the number. Crooks are busy this month stirring up confusion over health...

Voice of the Consumer: Jury duty scam resurfaces to terrify elderly woman
By: Betty Sexton - 0 Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Anytime crooks are able to pocket a lot of money by cooking up a good scheme, they revisit it, hoping to score even more dough. That's happening now...

Voice of the Consumer: Death is no protection against ID theft
By: Betty Sexton - 0 Sun, Jan 8, 2017

Lately I've heard from a couple of seniors who have lost spouses and then had their grief compounded by crooks stealing or trying to steal their...

Voice of the Consumer: Anonymous donor checks out in Colorado Springs Christmas miracle
By: - 0 Sun, Dec 25, 2016

I always encourage you to contact our 11 Call for Action team if you receive something you believe is suspicious and want us to check it out. I had...

Voice of the Consumer: Mail theives like the holidays as much as you do
By: - 0 Mon, Dec 19, 2016

The holidays can be a crazy time of year with Santa Claus driving your schedule, but that doesn't mean you should let down your guard. The crooks are...

Voice of the Consumer: If a grant comes with fees, it isn't a grant, it's a lie
By: - 0 Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Imagine a new government program that was set up to provide tax-free help to the community. If you're selected you could be awarded anywhere from...

Voice of the Consumer: Stay vigilant during holiday shopping
By: - 0 Sun, Dec 4, 2016

'Tis the season to celebrate with family and friends, but don't let your guard down. I hate to break it to you but the crooks love the holidays as...