Fraud Report in Colorado

Posted by Clyde Hutchins | Mar 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fraud in Colorado

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published its annual report on consumer complaints. The 2017 report provides some interesting perspectives on fraud in Colorado. Here are some highlights from the report:

  • Identity theft and imposter scams tied for the highest proportion of reported scams in Colorado at 16% of complaints each statewide.
  • Complaints about debt collectors was a close second at 15% of complaints.
  • Total number of Colorado complaints made to the FTC is 31,833.
  • Colorado is ranked number 13 out of 50 states in number of identity theft complaints.
  • Most identity theft complaints are about credit card fraud.
  • Colorado is ranked number 19 out of 50 states in number of fraud complaints.
  • Colorado Springs and the Denver area had the highest number of fraud reports per capita.
  • Grand Junction and Greeley had the lowest number of fraud reports per capita.

About the Author

Clyde Hutchins

Clyde Hutchins is the founder of Harmony Law. Mr. Hutchins started his career as a lawyer in Cheyenne, Wyoming. First gaining experience as a law clerk for the district court judges, Mr. Hutchins entered private practice with a Cheyenne firm focused on civil litigation, business law and some general practice law. Later, Mr. Hutchins went to Alaska, where he was the chief litigator for a firm that engaged in bond law, corporate law, securities law, and the broad reach of municipal law. Mr. Hutchins returned to Cheyenne to represent the State of Wyoming in the national tobacco arbitration. While in that position, he developed the consumer protection unit for the Wyoming Attorney General's Office. He led over 120 investigations and enforcement actions in Wyoming and worked on numerous joint cases with the Federal Trade Commission and other states, including Colorado. Mr. Hutchins relocated to Colorado in 2016 and founded Harmony Law. Mr. Hutchins has established Harmony Law in three principal areas of law. First, it is a general practice firm in the areas of business law, estate planning and family law. Secondly, it is a civil litigation firm, practicing law in state and federal courts throughout Wyoming and Colorado. Finally, it is one of the few firms in Wyoming or Colorado that focuses on consumer protection law.


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