Consumer Corner Column

  • Consumer Corner: Be cautious of door-to-door sales

    This time of year, our office receives many complaints from consumers regarding door-to-door sales. Lately, we’ve seen an increase in these complaints, especially those regarding the sale of meat and security systems. So, here are a few tips to help keep you safe from high-pressure sales, which may even be outright scams.
  • Consumer Corner: Keep your home safe while you’re away

    Take steps to keep you most valuable asset – your home – safe while you are on vacation.
  • Consumer Corner: Don’t get scammed by summer travel plans

    Summer travel season is in full swing. Unfortunately, that means scammers will also be looking to take advantage of your travel plans to make a quick buck. Whether your travel plans include an exotic excursion or a weekend getaway to one of Kansas’ many local attractions, it’s important to be on alert for potential scams.
  • Consumer Corner: Avoid telemarketing tricks

    Over the past few years, thousands of Kansans have registered their phone numbers with the Do Not Call Registry, cutting back on the number of telemarketing calls they receive. Unfortunately, this has not stopped telemarketers from finding new ways to violate the law and get your money or personal information.
  • Consumer Protection Week: Be a Savvy Consumer

    National Consumer Protection Week is March 4-10, and my office will be holding several events around the state promoting this commemorative week. Consumer Protection is a priority of the attorney general’s office — not just this week but 12 months a year. This month’s Consumer Corner is a good chance to share some common-sense tips to help you be a better consumer.

    As consumers, we have more power — and responsibility — than we think. Here are some ways to be better consumers
  • Consumer Corner: Protect your personal data – online and off

    Nearly every day, our office hears stories of Kansans whose personal information has ended up in someone else’s hands. In today’s information age, it is easier than ever for identity thieves to get this information. On January 28, we recognize National Data Privacy Day. As we commemorate this day and begin a new year, it is a good time to review your precautions to guard against a tragic – and perhaps costly – privacy breach.