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READYColorado Blog: Black Friday: A Great Deal for ID Thieves and Scam Artists

The holiday season is upon us.  Black Friday is this week and the retail stores have been bombarding us with advertising for their Black Friday specials. Do you plan all year for those Black Friday shopping deals? Do you camp out to be the first through the doors when they open after Thanksgiving dinner? Beware! You may be camping with the enemy. Identity thieves and scam artists plan all year for this shopping holiday. To continue with our campaign for Colorado Consumer Protection Month, we have a few helpful tips to help you reduce your risk of being a victim:

READYColorado Blog: Protecting Your Online Holiday Donations

With more and easier access to the internet, the advent of social media, the explosion of crowd funding internet sites and the ability to easily donate to a cause by simply clicking a button or sending a basic text message, it has become even easier than ever to donate to charitable organizations and specific causes.  It also means it is easier than ever to receive a fraudulent request for donations.

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office shares these tips to make sure your donations make it to a credible organization:

READYColorado Blog: Protecting Your Online Holiday Donations

With more and easier access to the internet, the advent of social media, the explosion of crowd funding internet sites and the ability to easily donate to a cause by simply clicking a button or sending a basic text message, it has become even easier than ever to donate to charitable organizations and specific causes.  It also means it is easier than ever to receive a fraudulent request for donations.

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office shares these tips to make sure your donations make it to a credible organization:

READYColorado Blog: Preparing Your Business for Disaster

Preparing your Business for Disaster

Colorado has faced its share of disasters. In the last few years we have seen fires, floods and major weather storms. How many businesses were lost to those who were unprepared and did not protect their livelihood, their investment, or their business? According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), “Roughly 40-60 percent of small busiensses never reopen their doors following a disaster.”

READYColorado Blog: National Awareness Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month: Put Vaccines on your Back-to-School List

As the school year approaches, we join with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM).  DHSEM reminds parents and guardians to check their children’s vaccination records. If the children need vaccines, make sure they are on your back-to-school list.  Following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) immunization schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their children from serious disease. 

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