Consumer Alert: Iowans Report Health Benefits Scam

(DES MOINES, Iowa)  Attorney General Tom Miller today warned Iowans, particularly older Iowans, that criminals posing as federal employees are seeking personal information under the guise of the Affordable Care Act. Several Iowans have complained to the Consumer Protection Division that callers who claim they are issuing new government medical cards have attempted to elicit...

Michigan AG Discusses Money Smart Week

Schuette Marks Money Smart Week with Events LANSING - Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced the kick-off of Money Smart Week in Michigan, a public awareness campaign incorporating free seminars and activities hosted by businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, and government agencies to help consumers manage their personal finances. "Every week of the year,...

Massachusetts AG Goes After Predatory Lenders and Foreclosure Scammers

AG Coakley Targets Financial Companies for Predatory Loan Practices, Warns Homeowners About Foreclosure Relief Scams AG’s Office Obtains $20,000 Settlement with iMod Corporation, Files Lawsuit Against Pinnacle Financial for Soliciting Massachusetts Consumers with Foreclosure Relief Scams BOSTON – Following separate actions brought by her office this week against two financial companies...

Louisiana AG Presents LifeSmarts Ultimate Consumer Challenge

AG Caldwell Presents LifeSmarts Ultimate Consumer Challenge Competition Twenty-two students representing several Louisiana high schools will compete in the LifeSmarts Ultimate Consumer Challenge to test their knowledge about consumer rights and responsibilities, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell. The competition, hosted in conjunction with National Consumer Protection Week, starts at 10 a.m. Friday at the attorney...

Illinois AG – Consumer Debt Complaints Continue

MADIGAN: CONSUMER DEBT COMPLAINTS SIGNAL CONTINUED ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY, FINANCIAL STRUGGLES Student Loan Debt Makes First Appearance on Top 10 List of Complaints Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan today released her annual top 10 list of consumer complaints for 2012 in recognition of National Consumer Protection Week. Madigan’s Consumer Protection...

Minnesota Commerce Commish Urges Public to Claim Their Unclaimed Property

Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman urges all Minnesotans to claim their Unclaimed Property February 21, 2013 Dear Minnesota Consumer: Our State’s Unclaimed Property Program was created in 1969 to ensure that money that businesses owed to Minnesotans was held in the public interest and returned to the extent possible to Minnesota’s consumers. What are your chances...

BBB & Partners Launch North Dakota Committee Against Marketplace Fraud

BBB & Partners look to Bring the Fight to Marketplace Fraud Inaugural meeting held in Fargo Burnsville, Minnesota – February 12, 2013 – On Thursday, February 14, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB), brought together leading federal and state regulatory agencies – including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – as well...

Minnesota Dept of Commerce Warns of Fake Telecom Invoices

Minnesota Department of Commerce alerts consumers – be wary of fake telecom invoices January 31, 2013 Minnesota Department of Commerce alerts consumers – be wary of fake telecom invoices SAINT PAUL, MN - The Minnesota Department of Commerce recently received reports from small business owners in the state who had received suspicious invoices from companies...

Nevada AG Announces Mortgage Lending Fraud Indictment

ATTORNEY GENERAL MASTO ANNOUNCES INDICTMENT OF TWO LAS VEGAS MEN INVOLVED IN MORTGAGE LENDING FRAUD Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced that on August 15 a Clark County grand jury returned an 18 count indictment against GaryDimattia, 62 and Lawrence Bateman, Jr., 36, both of Las Vegas for...