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  • National Consumer Protection Week
    March 5-11, 2017

    The Attorney General's Office will mark National Consumer Protection Week with events throughout the state to protect your identity and stay safe from scams. Click the link below for a full schedule of events.


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  • Consumer Corner: As tax season approaches, protect yourself from identity theft

    It's hard to believe, but tax season is once again upon us. Many of you have probably already received forms in the mail or electronically and have started working on your tax returns. As the filing season gears up, here are some ways to keep your information secure.


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  • Freeze your child’s credit report to prevent ID theft

    Beginning January 1, 2017, parents or legal guardians may request a security freeze for children under the age of 16 at the time of the request. The credit reporting agencies are required to place the freeze on the child's record, regardless of whether the agency previously had a credit report file on the child.


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  • Kansans to receive $11.1 million in payments from Volkswagen settlement

    Kansans who bought VW vehicles with 2.0-liter diesel engines are eligible to receive an estimated $11.1 million from Volkswagen as part of a legal settlement with the State of Kansas. This monetary relief is in addition to an option to sell back their vehicle or have it modified to correct the problem.


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  • AG Schmidt: More than 700 Kansas consumers eligible for relief from HSBC settlement

    More than 700 Kansas consumers may be eligible for relief under the terms of a settlement with HSBC.

    The agreement filed today in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia provides direct payments to Kansas borrowers whose loans were serviced by HSBC and who lost their home to foreclosure between January 1, 2008, and December 31, 2012. The settlement also includes other relief for borrowers in need of assistance.


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We're Here to Help!

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 and the Kansas Cemetery Corporation Act. 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.

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