(StatePoint) More than 13 million U.S. consumers fall victim to identity theft each year, according to Javelin Strategy and Research, with more than $15 billion stolen. Fortunately for consumers, many of these crimes are preventable.
The ElderWatch Helpline has been fielding lots of calls about the "Say Yes" scam. Many news reports have warned that a scammer will call and ask a question to get the victim to say "Yes." Then, reportedly, the scammer records that "Yes" to use it to authorize unwanted charges to a phone bill, utility bill or a credit card.
Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling all "Best By" dates of Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes, Frozen Waffles & Frozen French Toast Slices distributed nationally in the United States and one product into Mexico because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported. The products are being recalled as a precautionary measure given the health and safety of our consumers is our top priority.
Did you know that 267 Colorado cities and towns and all of Colorado's 64 counties have been identified as being at risk for flooding? Colorado's landscape and ever-changing weather not only creates a beautiful state, but it also creates potentially powerful flood hazard.
State health officials is reminding Coloradans to take steps to avoid hantavirus. There has been one confirmed case of the disease in the state this year, and the patient is recovering.
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month.
There were 125 motorcycle fatalities in 2016--a 15 percent increase from the number of motorcycle fatalities in 2015 and a record all-time high for Colorado. Motorcycle deaths have been on the rise for the past few years, which is why CDOT will be launching a campaign during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month to encourage riders to participate in motorcycle safety training courses offered across the state.
While this weekend may have been dominated by snow and wind, warmer weather is just around the corner.
Summer fun in Colorado often involves some time cooling off in a local lake, swimming pool or boating on the high mountain lakes and rivers. To help you and your family stay safe around bodies of water, follow these water safety tips.
Water Safety Tips
The nationwide "If You See Something, Say Something" 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.
Frito-Lay announced a voluntarily recall of select Jalapeno Flavored Lay's Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeno Flavored Miss Vickie's Kettle Cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of Salmonella in the seasoning.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is warning the public about a current phone scam. Multiple community members have reporting that they were contacted by a person claiming to be a CDOT representative. The caller states that they are conducting a survey on behalf of CDOT and requesting personal information such as date of birth, driver's license number and address.
When the community members refuse to give any information, they have been threatened with deportation.