News & Updates

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. 

Topics: Consumer Alerts

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.

D.C. Consumers: Important Update Regarding Washington Sports Clubs

AG Racine continues to fight for fair treatment of consumers and the refunds and credits they are owed by Washington Sports Club.