News & Updates

CONSUMER ALERT: Beware of Coronavirus Scams

As public health concerns grow about coronavirus (COVID-19), scammers may try to take advantage of consumers.

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!

Seeking job opportunities? Career Fair for Parents with Active Child Support Cases

August is Child Support Awareness Month and while OAG’s Child Support Services focuses on helping District families all year long, this month they roll out special efforts to help parents support their children.

Topics: Child Support

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.