“People should be skeptical of anyone who shows up at their doorstep offering discounted home repairs and never enter into contracts based on a door-to-door sales pitch. If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” – John Suthers, Colorado Attorney General
Confidence Trick – The Origin of “Con Artist”
Did you know “con artist” originates from “confidence artist”? Read more about the confidence trick and stages of “the con”.
AG Suthers: Scam Activities Proliferate in Aftermath of Fires
After a disaster like the 2012 Colorado fires, con artists are out in force. In this Denver Post.com article, the Attorney General urges people to report scam activities so they can be stopped.
Potential Charity Scams and Price Gouging in the Wake of San Diego Wildfires
After the 2007 San Diego wildfires, the San Diego District Attorney’s office offered tips on everything from insurance adjusters to charity scams to keep residents from being re-victimized.
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