Fraud

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

Bad-check writer arrested

Durango police caught up with a man who has been writing checks on a closed account at Wells Fargo Bank. He passed four checks for a total of almost $2,300 before being caught. The object of the...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Watch out for scammers while holiday shopping

DENVER – While the holidays are a time of giving, experts say con artists are ready to take whatever they can from unsuspecting Coloradans. Whether consumers are shopping in person or online, said...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man faces charges for scam with food card

A Durango man is being held in the La Plata County jail after being arrested Wednesday for attempting to sell an Electronic Benefits Transfer card. Benjamin Barovier, 28, is being held without bail...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

What spreads faster than Ebola?

DENVER – Ebola is becoming the next “big thing” for unscrupulous people looking to make a quick buck. Consumer agencies and organizations like the Federal Trade Commission, FDA and AARP are...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dark side of Craigslist

Since the explosion of Craigslist, we’ve had the opportunity to buy discounted electronics, sell used furniture and advertise jobs, all on one platform. However, it is difficult to ignore some of...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Another phone scam underway

If you get a call from someone claiming to work for UPS who needs more information to deliver a check from La Plata Electric Association, the advice is simple: Do not give any personal information....

DATE: June 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy records breached

Centura Health – the nonprofit umbrella that owns Mercy Regional Medical Center – has sent letters to about 1,000 people in Durango warning that hackers may have gained access to their personal...

DATE: April 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News