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Con­sumer Protection

We protect Texas consumers by accepting complaints, filing civil cases in the public interest and educating Texans on how to spot and avoid possible scams.

If you spot price gouging or experience unfair or unlawful business practices during Hurricane Laura, please file a complaint online or call our Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-621-0508.

Covid-19: Old Scams, New Twist?

Learn more about what scams have reemerged during these challenging times.

Find Out More About Covid-19 Scams

Old Scams To Guard Against

Our state remains in a declared state of disaster due to Covid-19. Unscrupulous scammers are preying upon this difficult time to try to take your hard-earned money, often promising products or pay-offs that are too good to be true. Stay safe, and be on guard for scam artists.

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Mandatory Data Breach Reporting

Texas law (HB4390) requires the reporting of data breaches to the Office of the Attorney General if 250 or more Texans are affected. Learn how.

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Spot & Avoid Scams

Scammers often use the same techniques again and again. Learn the signs of a potential scam so you can avoid becoming a victim.

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Protect the Elderly

Texas seniors are a prime target for abuse, neglect, and financial scams. If you want to learn more, or a loved one has fallen victim, there's information available.

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