Attorney General Ravnsborg's Senior Fraud Tips
Who to call if you are a victim of a scam?
The Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division is available to help with consumer questions and complaints. The Division works to protect consumers and the legitimate business community by investigating, mediating and litigating cases of consumer fraud. The Division also enforces consumer laws designed to protect the public, including the Deceptive Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act and statutes relating to buying clubs, telephone solicitation, telemarketing, and sweepstakes.
The Division handles complaints such as door-to-door sales, advertising, paid solicitors, new and used vehicle purchases, car repairs, charitable solicitations, home repair and construction, employment scams and more. The Division can also assist with questions regarding landlord/tenant relations, federal credit laws and mail order rules. The Consumer Protection Division also has a long list of referral phone numbers to other state and federal agencies that can provide additional assistance.
As a consumer you have basic rights relating to consumer laws and the Consumer Protection Division can help you better understand those rights. If you feel you have been a victim of a scam or just trying to find out the legitimacy of a company don't be afraid to call the Consumer Protection Division.