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AG Racine Sues Predatory Online Lender For Illegal High-Interest Loans To District Consumers

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit against Elevate, an online lender, for deceptively marketing high-cost loans carrying interest rates far above the District’s cap on interest rates.

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AG Racine Announces Santander Will Provide $2 Million In Relief To District Consumers For Unfair, High-Risk Auto Loans

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a $550 million multistate settlement with Santander Consumer USA, Inc. (Santander) for making unfair and high-risk auto loans to consumers nationwide.

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.

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AG Racine Releases COVID-19 Consumer Complaint Report

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today released the Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Consumer Complaint Report” about problems District consumers are experiencing during the District’s ongoing state of emergency.

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AG Racine Announces New Funeral Home Consumer Protections

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today alerted District residents about new consumer protections that increase transparency in the funeral industry during the COVID-19 emergency.

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AG Racine Files First Price Gouging Lawsuit Against Ward 7 Convenience Store

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a lawsuit against Helen Mart, a convenience store located in Ward 7, for price gouging during the District’s state of emergency.

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AG Racine Alerts District Residents About Debt Collection Protections During COVID-19 Emergency

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today alerted District residents that they are protected from most types of debt collection actions during the COVID-19 emergency.

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AG Racine Announces Washington Sports Club Will Stop Charging Members During COVID-19 Closures

Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today that Town Sports International, LLC (TSI), the parent company of Washington Sports Club (WSC), will stop charging members while gyms are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CONSUMER ALERT: 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.