AG Schmidt reminds Kansans to use caution when giving to charities

TOPEKA – (December 18, 2012) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is reminding Kansans to use caution when donating to charities, especially during the holiday season. In a new public service announcement airing across Kansas, Schmidt offers a few tips to Kansans to make sure their donations go to a good cause. “If charitable...

Christmas Spending Tips for 2012

Christmas Spending Tips for 2012 Following these basic rules can help you survive the holidays free of debt. Top 10 DOs and Don'ts: Do: 1. Do give gifts that people need. 2. Do buy gift certificates instead of mailing gifts. 3. Do draw names for gift exchange. 4. Do buy gifts throughout the...

Texas AG Investigation; Warns East Texas Residents to Avoid Tax Refund Scam

Scam targets Southeast Texans who are collecting Social Security, disability benefits AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today revealed that the State is investigating a fraudulent tax return scheme and warned East Texas residents to avoid recruiters from Syam Tax Services LLC. The Texas Attorney General’s Office does not typically acknowledge investigations but disclosed...

North Dakota AG Warns of Phishing Scams

PHISHING SCAM CALLS BISMARCK, ND – The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division is alerting North Dakota residents about another phishing scam. Numerous people across the state have reported receiving a recorded telephone message stating that their account has been locked because of suspicious activity, and they should dial “1” to find out more information.  Some...

Top 3 Financial Mistakes Parents Make that Lead them to Overspending During the Holidays

Each year, households around the world experience both the highs and lows of the holidays. While many parents strive to provide the ideal Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other holiday experiences for their children, they often do so at the expense of household security and personal peace of mind by purchasing gifts and decorations on credit. Even...

South Dakota Attorney General Provides Holiday Shopping Tips

Attorney General Jackley Provides Holiday Shopping Tips PIERRE, S.D.-   Attorney General Marty Jackley is encouraging South Dakota consumers to shop with  care this holiday season. Jackley warns that during the busiest season of the year it is especially important to be watchful and avoid those common shopping mistakes. Tips on Holiday Shopping: • Check the...

NY AG Warns of Sandy Related Scammers

Recovering from Sandy: Avoiding scam artists when hiring home contractors Many New Yorkers are facing the daunting task of making major repairs to their property in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.  The increase in demand for contractors may make it more difficult for consumers to find reputable contractors to make badly needed repairs. Some contractors...

Avoid Overspending this Holiday Season

'Tis the season to be jolly and debt free! Our friends at Money Talk News  recently posted the article below, 10 Ways to Avoid Overspending on Holiday Gifts written by Dori Zinn and we think it is full of useful information that we are happy to...

New Mexico AG’s Office Wins Suit Against Fastbucks LLC

Report from The Attorney General of New Mexico Friday, October 5, 2012 It is not an exaggeration to say the recent win in my lawsuit against FastBucks, LLC, is a major victory for New Mexico consumers who have ever fallen victim to predatory small loan practices.  In short, the judge in our case ruled...

AG Wins Lawsuit Against Predatory Lender – Fastbucks, LLC

$10,000,000 Restitution Expected Wednesday, September 26, 2012 (SANTA FE)---Attorney General Gary King prevailed today in the three year legal battle against small loan lender FastBucks, LLC.  The company, with offices around New Mexico, was ordered to pay restitution to consumers; to stop making illegal loans; and will be unable to enforce certain current loans that...