News & Updates

6 Tips to Make Sure You Qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

If you are a student borrower working to qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, here are six tips that can help.

Preventing Suicide: Connecting At-Risk Individuals to Mental Health Resources

Earlier this summer, the Centers for Disease Control released a report showing that suicide rates between 1999 and 2016 have increased more than 30 percent in half of the states and by about 16 percent in the District.

Topics: Public Safety

Urging Congress to Renew Violence Against Women Act

Last week, AG Racine urged Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. 

Topics: Public Safety

New parent? Protect your child’s credit!

Last year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received nearly 14,000 complaints about identity theft of individuals 19 years old or younger.

Listening to the Community: Stopping Unlicensed Businesses in the District

Learn how feedback from the community helps inform OAG’s work.

Topics: Other

Shopping for a rental property? Beware of fake listings!

Fraudsters are increasingly using fake listings to steal money and financial information from people who are on the hunt for great deals on long-term leases and short-term vacation rentals.

Child Support Amnesty: Helping Parents Get Back on Track to Support Their Kids

OAG is rolling out a few special initiatives designed to give parents the tools they need to support their children.

Topics: Child Support

Charity Check: Don’t be deceived by sham charities claiming to help veterans and service members

Most of these charities live up to fundraising promises, but a few attract donations by lying about the support they deliver. 

Strapped for cash? Beware of high-cost loans disguised as a check

A growing number of financial companies are mass-mailing checks to consumers across the country, making it easy for them to accept a high-interest loan just by signing the check.

Topics: Other

CONSUMER ALERT: DC Water Scam

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