The attorney general’s Consumer Protection Division returned more than $16 million to consumers and taxpayers last year.
In its annual report filed with the governor and Kansas Legislature, Schmidt’s office reported $16.8 million in savings and recoveries to Kansas consumers and the state treasury in calendar year 2016. During Schmidt’s administration, the division has recovered a total of more than $146 million, by far the most in state history.
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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has asked the Federal Communications Commission to move forward with adopting regulations which would allow telephone providers to block illegal robocalls.
Schmidt, along with a bipartisan coalition of 29 other state attorneys general, submitted a comment letter on the FCC’s proposed rules which would allow providers to block several types of “spoofed” calls, in which a call appears to be coming from one number, but is actually coming from a different number.
In years past, folks who had a new idea for a product or service, but needed some startup money to get it going, might approach a bank for a loan or maybe ask friends and family members to invest in their ideas. Today’s inventors and entrepreneurs have a new method for raising startup money through online “crowdfunding” sites.
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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today reminded Kansas homeowners in areas damaged by recent severe weather to use caution during the cleanup and rebuilding to avoid scams by transient contractors.
Registering for the Do-Not-Call list is easy!
Once your phone number is registered, it does not expire. Your number will remain on the list unless you call and request removal.
Whether you have suspicious charges on your phone bill or think you've been the victim of identity theft, the consumer protection specialists in Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office are here to help.
This Division investigates scams, mediates and prosecutes violations of the Consumer Protection Act, the No-Call Act, the Roofing Registration Act, the Charitable Organization and Solicitations Act, the Kansas False Claims Act, the Funeral and Cemetery Merchandise Agreements Act, the Kansas Cemetery Corporation Act, and the Wayne Owen Act (identity theft). Protecting Kansas consumers from scams, telemarketing fraud and other deceptive practices is a priority for our office.
We are not able to provide private legal advice and not every dispute falls under our jurisdiction. Please contact a private attorney to assist with these matters. For assistance finding a private attorney, please contact the Kansas Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service or Kansas Legal Services.
Scammers pretending to be investigators IRS threaten you with a lawsuit or arrest for back taxes you supposedly owe. They ask you to contact them right away to set up payment options.
Scammers pretend to be your grandchild or other family member in an emergency situation that requires you not to contact their parents but to wire them money right away. They provide an excuse as to why their voice sounds different, such as they were in a car accident or have a cold.
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