News & Updates

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. 


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!

CONSUMER ALERT: 5 Tips to Avoid Tax Scams

AG Racine urges taxpayers to take these simple tips to keep their information safe this tax season.

CONSUMER ALERT: Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) Letter Scam

District residents should be cautious as a new scam is making the rounds where fraudsters use letterhead from the District’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

CONSUMER ALERT: Protect Your Personal Information on Social Media

Today, Attorney General Karl A. Racine filed a lawsuit against Facebook for failing to protect users’ personal information and allowing companies to harvest information without users’ consent.

CONSUMER ALERT: Identity Theft Protection Following Marriott Data Breach

Earlier today, Marriott announced a data breach affecting approximately 500 million hotel guests who made reservations at hotels owned by Starwood around the world.


District residents should be on the lookout for scammers impersonating DC Water technicians.