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Property Fraud in Colorado: A Basic Primer—What to Watch For

In the modern-day world of scams and other trickery, various forms of property fraud have been drawing increasing attention as opportunists wade into this arena more frequently. This article will look at some of the most prevalent examples of property fraud.

The Many Facets of AARP in Colorado

AARP Colorado is focused on empowering its nearly 700,000 members in Colorado to choose how they live as they age. You will learn here about AARP National, about AARP’s Elder Watch program, Senior Planet/Older Adult Technology Services from AARP, Wish of a Lifetime from AARP, AARP’s legislative advocacy and get to meet the people behind these groups.

Coloradans Should Be Wary of “Early Retirement” Scams

Retirement can be an alluring stage of life, a time when, as a psychologist once put it, you can stop doing the things you have to do and start doing the things you want to do. But living that ideal life requires a steady stream of income that lasts as long as you do. The earlier you retire, the more important it is to manage your retirement assets wisely.

Aging in Place Older Adult Couple on a porch

Property Fraud in Colorado: A Basic Primer—What to Watch For

In the modern-day world of scams and other trickery, various forms of property fraud have been drawing increasing attention as opportunists wade into this arena more frequently. This article will look at some of the most prevalent examples of property fraud. While this kind of fraud can victimize people of

Fraud and Scams

Learn about the common methods that frauds and scams are
implemented and how to prevent being victimized by them in Colorado.

Who’s Calling? Grandparents and Person-In-Need Scams

This is an Update Blog from the Administration for Community Living (ACL). It was written by Jackie Blaesi-Freed, Assistant Director, Department of Justice Consumer Protection Branch Summary of Elder Phone Scam An 87-year-old woman in California—who we’ll call Jane Doe—received a call from someone claiming to be Jane’s granddaughter. The

Recent Prominent Medicare Fraud Alerts

Senior Medicare Patrols (SMP) are projects that provide resources and counseling to help counter Medicare fraud, correct errors, and respond to abuse. SMPs help educate and empower Medicare beneficiaries in the fight against health care fraud. Your SMP can help you with your questions, concerns, or complaints about potential fraud

Protecting Yourself from Medicare Fraud

Senior Medicare Patrols (SMP) are projects that provide resources and counseling to help counter Medicare fraud, correct errors, and respond to abuse. SMPs help educate and empower Medicare beneficiaries in the fight against health care fraud. SMPs have, for instance, recently sent out alerts specific to COVID-19 vaccine and testing

Outsmarting the Social Scammers

Elsewhere on this AgeWise site we discuss how to avoid frauds and scams that typically come by way of email or telephone calls. Examples are IRS scams, grandparent scams, and sweepstakes/lottery scams. See “Finance, Legal & Insurance” under our menu header “Practical Advice & Resources.” Social media is yet another gateway for scammers who target seniors.

Spotting and Avoiding Fraud and Scams Targeting Seniors

“Susan” from Boulder lost $21,000 through an IRS impersonation scam. She received a call from someone claiming to work for the IRS. The scammer directed her to send several electronic money transfers in various amounts until the “outstanding debt” was paid off.  “George,” from Denver lost $6,000 to a grandparent

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  • Boulder County and City of Boulder
  • Central Mountains: Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Lake
  • City and County of Denver
  • City of Aurora
  • Colorado Springs Metro area: Counties of El Paso, Park, Teller
  • Denver Metro area: Counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin, Jefferson
  • Eastern Plains: Counties of Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln
  • Larimer County and City of Fort Collins
    Las Animas/ Huerfano: Counties of Huerfano, Las Animas
  • Northeast Colorado: Counties of Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Yuma
  • Northwest: Counties of Garfield, Mesa, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt
  • Pueblo County and City of Pueblo
  • San Juan Region: Counties of Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan
  • South Central Colorado: Counties of Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache
  • Southeast Colorado: Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Prowers, Otero
  • Summit Region: Counties of Eagle, Grand, Jackson, Pitkin, Summit
  • Weld County
  • West Central: Counties of Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel