News & Updates


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!

CONSUMER ALERT: ‘Getaround’ App Users Report Auto Thefts

Do you use the car sharing application called “Getaround” to rent your vehicle and make some extra cash? Use the app with caution.

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.