Over the past several years, we have warned consumers repeatedly about not wiring money to someone who asks for it over the phone. This had been scammers' preferred method for collecting their bounty because of its ease in quickly getting money into untraceable, often offshore, accounts.
Unfortunately, now the scammers are looking for new ways to get you to part with your hard-earned dollars.
One method that has caught our attention recently is an old classic – asking you to mail or FedEx cash.
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Roofing contractors operating in Kansas are required by state law to register with the attorney general’s office, with few exceptions.
Kansans in need of roof repairs should check the Roofing Registration Directory before signing any contracts or having any work done.
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.
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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