News & Updates

Don’t Be Scammed By A ‘Phantom Debt’ Collector

Phantom debt is a term for debt that either does not exist, has already been discharged, or has been artificially (and illegally) inflated, but somehow continues to haunt the debtor.

Stopping Deceptive Billing Practices at Nursing Homes

Admitting a loved one to a nursing facility can be a difficult and costly choice. Family members making this decision should have the peace of mind that they are being treated fairly during the process.

Latest Tenant Protections for D.C. Residents

On May 5, 2020, the DC Council enacted critical emergency legislation to protect District residents during the COVID-19 crisis.

Beware of COVID-Related Charity Scams

Especially now, many Americans are admirably trying to help those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis through charitable donations—but beware of scams.

ALERTA AL CONSUMIDOR (COVID-19): Estafas en pagos federales de auxilios por coronavirus

Los residentes del Distrito deben estar en alerta máxima por estafas relacionadas con pagos federales de auxilios por coronavirus o "pagos de impacto económico".

CONSUMER ALERT (COVID-19): Federal Coronavirus Relief Payment Scams

District residents should be on high alert for scams related to federal coronavirus relief payments or “economic impact payments.”


During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, District residents should be on high alert for scammers, fraudsters, and predatory business practices.

Press Release

CONSUMER ALERT (COVID-19): Protecting District Seniors from Financial Exploitation and Abuse

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued a consumer alert with tips and resources to help District seniors and other vulnerable residents protect themselves from abuse and exploitation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CONSUMER ALERT: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Know Your Rights

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health situation and following the Mayor’s emergency declaration issued today.

Don’t Fall For These Tax Scams!

By now, you’ve probably received your W-2 and are ready to file your taxes, but be careful!