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Consumer Fraud Complaints
The District Attorney's Office launched the Bad Check Restitution Program to help merchants with losses from bad checks. The program works in conjunction with American Corrective Counseling Services. First-time offenders are given the opportunity to avoid criminal prosecution by attending a mandatory, eight-hour intervention class and by paying restitution.
A bad check is eligible for the program if:
If your check is eligible for the program, call or write for an application:
First Judicial District Attorney Bad Check Restitution Program P.O. Box 18169 Golden, CO 80402-6037 1-800-728-9341
A check is ineligible for the program if:
If your check is ineligible for the program, you may still have remedies under the law. First, check with the sheriff or police department where the check changed hands. Determine if that organization has a Check Fraud Unit and if your check meets that agency's check fraud criteria. If the check does not meet the criteria, you can still sue in Small Claims Court or mediate through the Mediation Services Program. Generally, you will want to sue the check writer in the jurisdiction in which that person resides.
Jefferson County Small Claims Court 100 Jefferson County Pkwy. Golden, CO 80401 303-271-6228
Gilpin County Small Claims Court Justice Center Map 2960 Dory Hill Rd. Golden, CO 80403 303-582-5522
Contact the Economic Crime Unit, 303-271-6931, or get a copy of the General Mediation Request Form.
To report fraudulent use of checks:
Equifax-Telecredit: 800-525-6285 International Check Services: 800-526-5380 Tele-Check & National Check Processing: 800-366-2425 Chex Systems: 1-800-428-9623
100 Jefferson County Parkway Golden, Colorado 80419 (303) 279-6511
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