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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.

Watch Out for Romance Scams

When looking for romance online, remember that not everyone is who they seem.

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Watch Out for Romance Scams

As we approach Valentine’s Day, some may be considering online dating. Just remember that not everyone is who they seem on the internet – some use fake profiles, or take advantage of your feelings to gain money and then disappear.

Remember to be cautious before wiring money or sending gift cards to anyone you don’t know in person, including someone you are dating online.

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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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