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If Someone From “Comcast” Requires You To Pay With A Prepaid Cash Card, It’s A Scam

You get a call from Comcast and the person on the other end says you can lock in a decent rate for the next year if you pay for the first six months’ worth of service up front. It sounds a bit odd, but you’re always looking to save a few bucks, so you keep listening. The caller then tells you that the only way to pay that money is to put it on a prepaid cash card. This is when you hang up because the caller is probably trying to run a scam on you. [More]

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Woman Receives $232 Toll Bill For Road She’s Never Used

When a Colorado woman received a collections letter for $232 worth of tolls on a road she had never used, she assumed that it was a scam. That would make the most sense, wouldn’t it? Then she learned that the road she was being billed has generated a lot of erroneous tolls for other people who had never driven on it. What’s going on here? [More]

49ers Fan Sues NFL For $50 Million For Letting Teams Sell Locals-Only Tickets

49ers Fan Sues NFL For $50 Million For Letting Teams Sell Locals-Only Tickets

During the most recent NFL playoffs, some teams opted to only allow people in certain areas to buy tickets. The idea was to make sure as many home team fans had access to these important games as possible, but some claim it’s an illegally discriminatory practice. [More]

Should NFL Teams Restrict Out-Of-State Fans From Buying Tickets?

Should NFL Teams Restrict Out-Of-State Fans From Buying Tickets?

Next Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers will travel north to Seattle to face the Seahawks for a spot in the Super Bowl, while the New England Patriots fly west to Denver for a showdown with the Broncos. But if hometown fans of the two visiting teams want to get tickets for either of these games, they’ll have to get them on the secondary market. [More]

Chipotle Bets On Pizza, But It Won’t Be Putting Pepperoni In Your Burrito Bowl

Chipotle Bets On Pizza, But It Won’t Be Putting Pepperoni In Your Burrito Bowl

Everybody likes pizza. It says so in the Constitution (at least the one I wrote for a class project when I was 9). Chipotle is banking on this widespread adoration for things pizza-like, but not by adding a line of bean/meat/cheese-covered pies to its menu. Instead, the company has decided to back an upstart, upscale pizza chain in Colorado. [More]

Denver Law Would Make It Illegal To Smoke Pot If Others Can Smell It

Denver Law Would Make It Illegal To Smoke Pot If Others Can Smell It

Even though legal retail marijuana sales will begin in January in Denver, city officials are doing their best to preemptively rein in pot use with a new proposed law that would, among other restrictions, make it illegal to smoke pot if your neighbors can smell it. [More]

Colorado Lawmakers Have Magical License Plates That Prevent Them From Getting Tickets

Colorado Lawmakers Have Magical License Plates That Prevent Them From Getting Tickets

Okay, so the license plates given to state legislators in Colorado aren’t actually magical, but they are invisible, at least on the state Dept. of Motor Vehicle database, thus allowing some scofflaw lawmakers (scofflawmakers?) to get out of hundreds of dollars in parking and speeding tickets. [More]

This clerk just said no to robbery.

Video Game Store Clerk Denies Robber, Tells Him “It’s Messed Up” To Steal From Small Businesses

Usually when you hear about retail employees standing up to criminals, it involves playing the hero (and often getting fired for their efforts), but one clerk at a Denver video game store managed to deny a would-be robber by simply telling him it’s not cool to hold up his little store. [More]

Lawsuit Claims Dollar Rent A Car Charged Customers For Options They Specifically Declined

Lawsuit Claims Dollar Rent A Car Charged Customers For Options They Specifically Declined

A doctor from Florida claims that Dollar Rent A Car charged him more than $250 for options he had explicitly told the company he did not want — and he believes he’s not the only one who has been hit with these unasked-for charges. [More]

HOA Tries To Put An End To Scourge Of Sidewalk Chalk

HOA Tries To Put An End To Scourge Of Sidewalk Chalk

America’s sidewalks are fraught with dangers — discarded gum, intrusive plant life, cracks that could do damage to mothers’ backs, falling pianos and/or safes — and now a homeowners association in Denver is out to put an end to one pernicious pain in the you-know-what: sidewalk chalk. [More]

New Parking Meter Sensors Put An End To Parking On Previous Driver's Dime

New Parking Meter Sensors Put An End To Parking On Previous Driver's Dime

Have you ever pulled up to a metered parking spot and found that the driver who just left the space still had time left on the meter? It’s like getting free money, especially if that leftover time is enough for you to run your errand without having to feed the meter. But the folks in Denver are testing out new sensors that would delete any remaining time when you drive away from the meter. [More]

UPS Won't Budge On Refunds For Packages That Didn't Make Guaranteed Christmas Delivery In Colorado

UPS Won't Budge On Refunds For Packages That Didn't Make Guaranteed Christmas Delivery In Colorado

There are several thousand irritated UPS customers in the Denver area this week. They paid for UPS’ guaranteed pre-Christmas delivery but Big Brown was unable to make good on its promise and 50,000 packages didn’t make it under the tree in time. Now UPS is saying these customers will not be getting refunds because the delay was snow-related. [More]

Couple Says United Airlines Employee Used Gay Slur Against Them

Couple Says United Airlines Employee Used Gay Slur Against Them

The folks at United Airlines are looking into a complaint from a gay couple who say that they were not only treated rudely by airline employees but that one actually called them “f****ts” at Denver International Airport. [More]

Two Denver Men Find Out That "Weekend At Bernie's" Isn't As Funny In Real Life

Two Denver Men Find Out That "Weekend At Bernie's" Isn't As Funny In Real Life

Even if you’ve never seen the 1989 comedy Weekend At Bernie’s — or its inexcusable 1993 sequel — it’s likely you’re at least familiar with its tale of two morons lugging around a dead body and hilariously pretending it’s still alive. And while it’s all fun and games when you see the film at 4 a.m. on TBS, two men in Denver found out it’s not only not-funny to do the same thing in the real world, it could also land you in jail. [More]

Safeway Pharmacist Accidentally Gives Abortion-Inducing Drug
To Pregnant Woman

Safeway Pharmacist Accidentally Gives Abortion-Inducing Drug To Pregnant Woman

If you never thought to double check that bottle you pick up from the prescription counter, here’s a story that will probably stick in your head the next time you’re getting a ‘scrip filled. [More]

Should Economists Have A Code Of Ethics? They're About To Vote On It

Should Economists Have A Code Of Ethics? They're About To Vote On It

Most professions, like lawyers, doctors, scientists, and sociologists adopted a code of ethics long ago but that could change soon for one of the lone holdouts, the curmudgeonly economists. Their big conference kicks off today in Denver. On the agenda is whether they should adopt such a code. A little movie called Inside Job might have something to do with it. [More]

King Soopers Defends Easter Creep

King Soopers Defends Easter Creep

End displays of Cadbury eggs cropping up in supermarkets in December have had our readers doing double-takes. First there’s Christmas creep, then we had Halloween and Thanksgiving creep, but Easter creep? Yes, because you demanded it to be so, says King Soopers. [More]

Chef Doesn't Quite Appreciate Reviews From Inbred, Jobless,
Bored Yelp Users

Chef Doesn't Quite Appreciate Reviews From Inbred, Jobless, Bored Yelp Users

Some people don’t like to be criticized, especially when the criticism comes from amateurs and when said criticism can have an impact on their income. Just ask the chef at a restaurant in Denver who has kicked up a crap storm after unleashing his true feelings about Yelp.com reviewers. [More]