Attorney General Phil Weiser wins order halting operations of Colorado-based false document company PropDoks
Aug. 2, 2023 (DENVER) – Attorney General Phil Weiser announced today that his office won a court ruling late last week ordering an Aurora-based company, PropDoks, and its owner, Erdis Moore, III, to temporarily halt operations at its Denver storefront after an investigation found the company engaged in fraudulent and deceptive trade practices. The ruling also froze company assets.
Extensive investigative work by the Consumer Protection Section in the Colorado Department of Law found the company promised to create nearly any false document, assuring customers that “We Make Proof of Almost Anything.” PropDoks sold the type of documents that would normally be generated by government agencies such as vehicle titles, tax documents, temporary vehicle license plates, U.S. military deployment papers, and COVID-19 vaccination records. The company even sold court orders including child custody and emergency protection orders that contained a false judge’s signature.
The PropDoks website and storefront displayed disclaimers stating that their documents were for prop, theatrical, or educational use only and cautioned customers not to tell them how they would use the products. At the same time, language on their website suggested how to use the documents for fraudulent purposes, which Weiser said is a violation of the state consumer protection laws.
“The false documents this company sold, including those used by criminals to victimize Coloradans and to fool law enforcement and other officials, were not harmless props,” said Weiser. “Whether through creating false documents or any other product that harms Coloradans, my office will hold accountable companies engaging in fraudulent, deceptive, and unconscionable practices like the ones in this case.”
The ruling, issued by the Denver District Court, immediately orders the company and its owner stop:
- Producing, selling, or disseminating any documents, including fulfilling any pending orders;
- Providing verification services such as insurance coverage or employment verification;
- Advertising or otherwise claiming to sell documents or verification services; and
- Spending or withdrawing any funds from any accounts associated with the business, including use of payment apps like Venmo.
Anyone who believes they may have fallen victim to scams involving false documents created by PropDoks should file a complaint with the attorney general at stopfraudcolorado.gov.
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