AARP: Beware of Online Scams


The internet is a wonderful place to stay in touch with friends, conduct business and get information. Scammers also really like the internet because it gives them access to the billions of people who are online every day. When you are online make sure to take proper precautions to keep your personal and financial information safe and avoid these common scams:

Avalanches: Slippery Slope to Danger

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Extreme Skiing Mixed with Extreme Conditions Warrant Extreme Preparedness. Per the National Ski Patrol, the growing interest in free skiing and riding is pushing more skiers and snowboarders to venture outside of ski area boundaries in search of perfect powder. However beautiful the back country may be, those pristine slopes come with multiple risks, and one of the most significant is the risk of avalanche.

Crime and Terrorism: If You See Something, Say Something!

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The nationwide "If You See Something, Say Something(tm)" public awareness campaign was created to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper local law enforcement authorities.

Report suspicious activities to your local law enforcement agency.

Free Trial Offer? Think Twice!

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Many products advertise free trial offers that claim to be "risk free" or offer a "money-back guarantee." However, some "free" trial offers end up being traps that lock consumers into plans that charge automatic recurring fees.

Often a free trial offer will require you to provide your credit card information for a nominal activation or shipping fee. However, once you accept the free trial offer and the company has your payment information, you may be charged for products you never ordered. Here are some ways you can protect yourself from these frustrating "free" trial offers:

Preparedness Starts with You

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Preparedness starts with you.  As you begin considering your 2017 resolutions we ask you to consider dedicating this year to preparedness.  We will continue our Prepare Colorado initiative with our partners from the Colorado Red Cross and FEMA Region VIII.  We hope you will join us in making Colorado the most prepared state in the Nation.

You can start today by "Resolving to be COReady in 2017".  Take action today with any of these steps:

Keep Holiday Food Safe with These Four Safety Steps

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Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukah all fall within three days of each other this year. As friends and families gather together this season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service has four food safety tips to ensure a healthy and safe holiday.

Even on Holidays, Always Follow the Four Steps to Food Safety