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  • Consumer Corner: Use caution when directing disaster donations

    Once again, our screens have recently been inundated with pictures of communities devastated by a natural disaster. As the damaging floodwaters of Hurricane Florence have wreaked havoc on North Carolina, the call has gone out around the country for assistance. As always, many Kansans are looking for ways to help – including some who wish to make monetary donations to support the relief efforts. Unfortunately, every time a disaster strikes, scam artists seek to get their hands on some of the money that was intended to help the storm victims.


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  • Consumer Corner: ‘Pay by gift card’ is red flag for scams

    Gift cards can be useful tools to allow a gift-receiver to choose his or her own gift. In recent years, these cards have become readily available, with racks of cards appearing in grocery stores, pharmacies and even gas stations. Unfortunately, we’ve also seen scammers try to take advantage of the convenience of buying a gift card to make it the currency of choice when ripping people off.


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  • How do I sign up for the Do-Not-Call List?

    Registering for the Do-Not-Call list is easy!

    Once you phone number is registered, it does not expire. Your number will remain on the list unless you call and request removal.


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  • Roofing Registration

    Since 2013, roofing contractors operating in Kansas have been 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.


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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, 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.

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