News & Updates
CONSUMER ALERT: D.C. Office of the Attorney General Warns Consumers about Misinformation from Loan Servicers About Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
If you have federal student loan debt and work in public service, you may already qualify for loan forgiveness—or you may be closer to qualifying than you think. But the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (OAG) has learned that at least one student loan servicer has…
CONSUMER ALERT: Flea and Tick Prevention Pet Products Containing Dangerous TCVP
We seek tick and flea protection for our pets because ticks and fleas both annoy our pets and can carry serious diseases that affect our pets and us. However, many tick and flea collars seen in stores contain TCVP – a dangerous chemical that presents serious health risks to our pets, children,…
CONSUMER ALERT: Protecting your Data Privacy when Seeking an Abortion
The Office of the Attorney General is closely monitoring how the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade may impact people who seek to safely and privately access reproductive health and abortion services in the District of Columbia. Browsing the internet and using our phones may…
T-Mobile customers should take action to protect their identities, as their data may be for sale on the dark web
Residents who were impacted by the massive data breach announced by T-Mobile in August 2021 should take steps to protect their information from identity theft, because they are at heightened risk as a result of the breach.
Tenant Alert: You have a right to stay warm in your apartment
The law is clear: No one should be stuck in the cold inside their apartments.
Surprise Medical Bills Are Now Illegal
New federal protections for consumers against surprise medical bills have gone into effect as of January 1, 2022.
Beware of Offers for COVID-19 Tests from Unauthorized Resellers or Peer-to-Peer Sites
OAG has learned that some individuals are trying to profit from this pandemic by reselling COVID-19 tests on craigslist and other peer-to-peer sites. Consumers should avoid purchasing COVID-19 tests from unauthorized retailers or sellers.
Consumers: Watch Out for Phishing Scam Attempts Using Uber
OAG has learned of recent phishing scams in the District that we believe are connected to the use of Uber.
Tenant Rights Now that the Public Health Emergency Has Ended
Check out our resource with answers to common questions tenants have asked during this pandemic.
Stopping Charity Fundraising Phone Scams: What Consumers Need to Know
This week, the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, along with the Federal Trade Commission and 46 agencies from 38 states, shut down the operators of a massive and long-running charity fundraising phone scam.