District Attorney John Kellner is committed not only to aggressively prosecuting perpetrators of crime, but is equally committed to preventing these crimes where possible. The District Attorney’s Consumer Fraud Protection program oversees a comprehensive program to educate consumers about scams and schemes operating in the Denver Metro area, and to assist those who have fallen victim to one of the numerous fraud events. All services of the Consumer Fraud Protection program are free to the public.
The program has three elements:
- EDUCATION AND PREVENTION: The District Attorney’s Office offers education material and programs to educate the public about scams and schemes operating in the Denver Metro area, to assist theose who have fallen victim to one of the numerous fraud events, and to help prevent crime. Fraud Prevention Seminars are provided at no charge to any group, organization or business.
- CONSUMER ALERTS: Alerts are issued whenever the District Attorney learns of scams that are operating in this area. Alerts are distributed by e-mail to community organizations, businesses, faith communities, home owner associations, etc. To receive ALERTS for your organization, send an email with your contact information to: [email protected].
- CONSUMER HOT LINE 720-874-8547: The District Attorney’s Consumer Hot Line is available to consumers who are uncertain as to where to turn regarding a question or complaint about a possible economic crime. Common inquiries can be discussed as to whether the complain is criminal or civil, or if it requires regulatory remediation, Calls received over the hot line will be returned within 24 to 48 hours.
If a consumer believes a crime has been committed, for instance, money has been exchanged, but no work performed, this should be reported immediately to the local law enforcement agency (police or sherriff) in the jurisdiction where the alleged theft occurred.
Director of Consumer Fraud Protection James (Jamie) Sorrells