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 legal career in Cheyenne, Wyoming as a law clerk for the district court judges. Mr. Hutchins then entered private practice with a Wyoming based litigation and business law firm. 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 municipal law. The State of Wyoming hired Mr. Hutchins from Alaska to represent the State of Wyoming in the national tobacco arbitration and act as its tobacco settlement attorney. While in that position, as a hobby, he developed an enforcement unit for consumer protection for Wyoming residents. Mr. Hutchins moved to Colorado in 2016 and founded Harmony Law, LLC. Harmony Law is primarily engaged in civil litigation. It is also a general practice firm in the areas of business law, estate planning, consumer law and family law. Harmony Law is active in all state and federal courts throughout Wyoming and Colorado.


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