News & Updates

Standing Up for District Workers, Every Day

At the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (OAG), we’re committed to protecting the rights of District workers and ensuring that businesses compete on a level playing field.

Consumer Alert: Do You Own a Home in DC? Avoid Scams Targeting Homeowners!

Homeowners are frequent targets of scams. If you own a home in DC, be aware of the warning signs and learn how to protect yourself and your family. Homeowner scams can be extremely convincing. Scammers looking to steal your money or personal information will often lie to you about your mortgage…

Public Safety Advisory: DC’s “Red Flag” Law Helps Keep Communities Safe

Are you concerned that a friend or family member who owns a gun could be a danger to themselves or others? The Office of the Attorney General works to ensure District residents know what laws and resources exist to help keep them safe. Learn how the District’s “Red Flag” law can be used to…

Public Hearing: Providence Hospital Sale

The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia is reviewing the sale of the Providence Hospital site (1150 Varnum Street NE) to a for-profit entity and is holding a public hearing to receive stakeholder and resident input.

Consumer Alert: How To Avoid Home Improvement Scams and Disputes

Looking to upgrade, remodel, or improve your home? Finding a reliable and trustworthy home improvement contractor can be difficult. We frequently receive complaints from consumers about disputes with contractors, and suggest consumers follow these steps to choose a contractor with confidence,…

Consumer Alert: Looking for a Place to Rent in D.C.? Watch Out for Fake Listings & Rental Fee Scams

Are you a new renter looking online for a place to live in DC? The District is a great place to live and work, but finding housing can be difficult. Recently, there has been an increase in rental scams targeting out-of-town renters, short-term renters, and students. If you are looking for a new…

DC Joins VP Harris at White House to Address Opioid Crisis

Earlier this week, I met with Vice President Kamala Harris, Dr. Rahul Gupta, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, and seven other state AGs at the White House to discuss state and federal efforts to address the opioid crisis—a crisis that has caused immense harm in…

Consumer Alert: Payments on Federal Student Loans Will Resume in October

In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the federal government paused student loan payments and set interest rates to 0% for eligible federal student loans. The national COVID-19 emergency ended on May 11, 2023, and Congress recently passed a law preventing further extensions of the payment pause…

Topics: Consumer Alerts

Owners of Four Apartment Complexes in DC Ordered to Fix Hazardous Living Conditions

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) works tirelessly to ensure District residents are safe in their homes. When landlords and property managers violate tenants’ rights and ignore health and safety requirements, our team springs into action.

Consumer Alert: DC Restaurants Are Barred from Charging Deceptive Fees

The District’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act grants District consumers the right to complete, accurate, and timely information whenever they purchase goods or services—including when they place orders at restaurants.