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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, please file a complaint online or call our Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-621-0508.

Beware IRS Imposters

During this tax season and beyond, watch out for scammers claiming to be calling you from the government.

Imposter Scams

Beware IRS Imposters

Tax season has been extended this year.

If someone calls you claiming to be from the IRS, Social Security, Medicare, or other government office, and they ask you to pay them or give personal info, hang up.

If you are concerned the government is trying to reach you, call back using a known phone number such as one listed at a .gov website.

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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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