Fraud

Winner sues Colorado lottery for millions over fixed jackpot

IOWA CITY, Iowa – A decade after Colorado engineer Amir Massihzadeh hit the lottery, two state agents visited him with stunning news: He was likely the only legitimate winner of a $4.8 million...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

National Center for Disaster Fraud gives tips to avoid fraud

The National Center for Disaster Fraud, developed by the U.S. Department of Justice during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, reminds the public to be aware of possible fraudulent activity related...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez landlords pay settlement after fraud allegation

Two Cortez landlords have paid a $73,650 settlement after allegations that they charged low-income tenants excessive rent, according to a news release from the office of Bob Troyer, acting U.S....

DATE: Oct. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Phone scam targets La Plata Electric Association customers

Police are warning residents of a reoccurring phone scam in which callers pretend to be from La Plata Electric Association threaten to disconnect their electricity for lack of payment. At least...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health warns of possible fraudulent calls

Southwest Health System was notified that community members are receiving calls from a number from Southwest Memorial Hospital, (970) 564-2271, with a recording offering loans and financial...

DATE: July 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

IRS scammers return

A phone scam threatening residents with jail time if they fail to pay the Internal Revenue Service immediately is making rounds again. “We’ve had four clients call so far,” said Bobbie Heroy of H&R...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers to discuss impeaching N.M. official

ALBUQUERQUE – Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives on Monday raised the possibility of impeachment proceedings against New Mexico’s top elections official after allegations of fraud,...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fraud may slow the time it takes for you to receive refund

DENVER – Concerns about increasing fraud by thieves using filing software and stolen identification information here and in at least one other state mean the Colorado Department of Revenue will...

DATE: March 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Are you a hack waiting to happen?

NEW YORK – The next phishing email you get could be from your boss. With high-profile security breaches on the rise, from Sony Pictures to Anthem, companies are on the defensive. And they want to...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

The bill to limit elections crimes killed at Capitol

DENVER – A measure that would have limited elections crimes in Colorado opened still-lingering wounds Wednesday. A wide spectrum of elections-law activists – some who often passionately are divided...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Don’t fall for scam; it’s not an IRS agent

Another day, another new scam. This time, a recorded telephone message says the caller is from the Internal Revenue Service and that an arrest warrant for the recipient has been issued. The...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

There’s a new angle to the LPEA scam

Scammers targeting La Plata Electric Association customers over allegedly past-due bills are taking a more sophisticated approach. Businesses in Archuleta and La Plata counties are the targets. The...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News