Consumers’ protection issues arise every day for Coloradans. One person discovers his or her identity has been stolen; another believes a lender is guilty of discriminatory lending practices; and another may be having a contractual dispute with a vendor whose services or goods were unsatisfactory.
The Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section provides consumers and business with resources they can utilize to protect themselves from fraud and other deceptive or illegal practices.
The Consumer Protection Section protects Colorado’s businesses and consumers from fraud and maintains a competitive business environment by enforcing federal and state consumer protection laws; enforcing federal and state antitrust laws; enforcing and implementing tobacco master settlement agreement provisions; enforcing state laws on debt collection, predatory lending, consumer lending, credit repair and rent-to-own; and acting as advocates on behalf of small business, residential and agricultural public utility taxpayers.
Below are some consumer protection issues that the Consumer Protection Section addresses: