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Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman Releases 2015 Consumer Holiday Guide

DENVER -- This time of year, Coloradans gather with family and friends to celebrate the holidays and look ahead to a new year full of possibilities.  It is a time when many of us share our holiday spirit by exchanging gifts or donating to charitable causes.  The first annual Attorney General’s Consumer Holiday Guide offers guidance for safe shopping and donating.

All year long, the Attorney General’s consumer protection staff are on the alert, identifying unscrupulous business practices and educating Coloradans on topics like common scams and identity theft.  Unfortunately, the holidays create additional opportunities for those who would take advantage of our generous natures. The Consumer Holiday Guide includes tips and resources that will help ensure a trouble-free and happy holiday season for Colorado consumers.

“This new consumer guide contains information that will help protect you from fraud now and all year long,” said Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman. “Please download the 2015 Consumer Holiday Guide also share it with friends on social media. It will create an awareness that’s useful not only during the holidays, but long into the New Year.”

It’s important to be an educated consumer and to quickly report suspected crimes to law enforcement. If you believe you’ve been defrauded, your identity stolen, or you’ve been the target of a scam, please visit and file a report.

Attorney General Coffman continued, “From me and the entire staff of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, we wish you and yours a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a joyous New Year.

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