News & Updates

On Data Privacy Day, Protect Your Privacy Online

As we live more and more of our lives online, we are all increasingly subject to being tracked.

‘Stay in the Fight’ Against World Series Scams

As the Washington Nationals head back to D.C. on Friday for their first home game in the World Series, scammers will surely be out in full force trying to take advantage of your excitement and support for our hometown team.

CONSUMER ALERT: OAG Cautions Use of At-Home Sexual Assault Evidence Kits

Attorney General Racine recommends District residents NOT use new at-home forensic testing kits that claim to help sexual assault survivors collect evidence of an assault themselves.

Don’t Take the Bait: Consumer Sweepstakes Scams

Have you received a call from someone claiming to be from a government agency about a sweepstakes prize? Don’t take the bait!

7 Tips to Prevent Home Contractor Scams

When considering a remodel or a construction project on your property, it’s important to know how to find a reputable home contracting professional.

How to Get Relief If You Were Harmed by Equifax’s Data Breach

This week, AG Racine announced a historic $600 million multistate settlement with Equifax over its 2017 data breach that exposed the personal information of more than 350,000 District residents and nearly half of the US population. 

How to Get Relief If You Were Harmed by Equifax’s Data Breach

This week, AG Racine announced a historic $600 million multistate settlement with Equifax over its 2017 data breach that exposed the personal information of more than 350,000 District residents and nearly half of the US population. 

CONSUMER ALERT: One Ring Scam

The “one ring” scam is when scammers call you from an international number, hang up after letting it ring once, and hope that you call them back so that you will be charged long distance fees.

5 Tips to Avoid Computer Tech Scams

Do you get pop-up messages on your computer screen that tell you to call tech support? Ignore them—it’s likely a scam!