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    Programs that utilize a wide variety of informational materials and techniques to increase the public's awareness of their rights and responsibilities as consumers of goods and services. The services may include information concerning federal and state consumer protection laws and regulatory agencies; advice regarding comparison shopping, use of consumer reports and buying guides, and other practices that help consumers make informed decisions and avoid problems before they occur; and education regarding the steps that need to be taken to resolve problems with unfair credit practices, defective products, shoddy repairs or workmanship or incompetent services.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Community Protection Division (Boulder) - Boulder District AttorneyWorks with individual consumers, agencies inside and outside of Boulder County, as well as businesses and investigates complaints and prosecutes cases involving abuse or exploitation of vulnerable members of the community, through local consumer alerts, education and outreach.Boulder CountyBoulder - Boulder District AttorneyBoulder District Attorney
    Consumer Education - Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado (BBB)Provides education to consumers about good business practices, making wise consumer decisions, using the internet safely, consumer privacy, charity fund-raising, fraud, and other topics. Also provides an online E Quote option where they are able to assist consumers in finding BBB accredited businesses that can provide an estimate and quote on services that are needed, such as auto repair, roofing services, plumbing, etc.El Paso CountyColorado Springs - Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado (BBB)Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado
    Consumer Protection Services - Office of the Colorado Attorney GeneralProvides information on the many forms of consumer fraud, as well as a reporting tool for the purposes of identifying, preventing, and reporting fraudulent activity throughout Colorado.Denver CountyOffice of the Colorado Attorney GeneralOffice of the Colorado Attorney General
    Economic Crime Unit - Denver City and County District AttorneyEconomic Crime Unit investigates and prosecutes organized criminal activity, complex financial crimes, identity theft, theft, forgery, credit and debit card fraud, securities fraud, computer crime, embezzlement, public corruption, and election fraud. This unit also presents cases to the Denver Grand Jury.Denver CountyDenver City and County District AttorneyDenver City and County District Attorney

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