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Identity theft is one if the fastest rising crimes in our state with a number of risk factors that are difficult to avoid in everyday life. Identity thieves steal names, addresses, checks, credit card numbers, bank account numbers and the highly coveted social security number. With a social security number fraudsters can open new credit card accounts, buy a boat or a house, never pay a bill and destroy someone's credit before an unsuspecting citizen knows what happened.
Colorado has a series of identity theft laws that make it illegal for another person to gather, possess or use your personal or financial identifying information. It also makes it crime to possess identity theft tools or financial devices, such as a stolen credit card. Conviction of identity theft is a class four felony. A second conviction of identity theft makes a prison sentence mandatory.
Fraud Hotline: 303-271-6980
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