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    Programs that help older adults, people who live alone and other vulnerable individuals become aware of the scams and con games that are most frequently used to induce victims to part with their money or valuables. Common scams include fraudulent prize offers, "free" travel packages that have hidden costs or which never materialize, "get rich quick" investments that turn out to be worthless, tax debt/refund scams, phony charities with names that are similar to well-known organizations and schemes involving promises to recover an individual's money following their victimization by another scam.

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    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
    Fraud Watch Helpline (Denver) - AARP ColoradoProvides a hotline for to report fraud and learn about protection from scams.Denver CountyDenver - AARP ColoradoAARP Colorado
    Identity Theft Assistance - AARPOffers a consumer resource which provides information to individuals about frauds and scams, and what to do if their identity gets stolen.Denver CountyIdentitiy Theft Assistance- AARPAARP
    Senior Medicare Patrol and Medicare Fraud - Senior Resource Development AgencyEmpowers seniors and others to address issues of Medicare fraud, billing errors, and program abuse. Recruits volunteers to educate community members on actions they can take to prevent, detect, and report fraud. Also provides one-on-one reviews of potential fraud or abuse complaints. Pueblo CountyADRC / 211 / Senior Link / SHIPSenior Resource Development Agency

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