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Consumer Protection/Scams

AG Pax­ton: Set­tle­ment with Pay­Pal Char­i­ta­ble Giv­ing Fund Ensures Donors Receive Nec­es­sary Infor­ma­tion About Their Contributions

Attorney General Paxton joined 23 states in an agreement with PayPal Charitable Giving Fund, Inc. (PPGF), the charitable arm of PayPal, to ensure donors are given clear information and disclosures on where their money goes when making charitable contributions through the company’s online platform.

January 14, 2020 | Press Release

Fraud Alert: Scam­mers Claim­ing to be OAG Crime Vic­tim Ser­vices Attempt­ing to Defraud Texans

Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned Texans about reported scam callers falsely claiming to be members of the OAG’s Crime Victim Services Division and attempting to obtain personal and financial information from members of the public.

November 14, 2019 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Leads 11-State Brief Ask­ing SCO­TUS to Eval­u­ate Con­sti­tu­tion­al­i­ty of the Con­sumer Finan­cial Pro­tec­tion Bureau

Attorney General Ken Paxton led 11 states in a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the United States Supreme Court, asking it to accept a case challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

November 01, 2019 | Amicus Brief

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Joins Bi-Par­ti­san Coali­tion of Attor­neys Gen­er­al Rais­ing Con­cerns About Ille­gal Online Alco­hol Sales

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined a bipartisan coalition of 47 state and territory Attorneys General, led by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and Maine Attorney General Aaron M. Frey, in calling on Facebook, Craigslist, and eBay to take proactive measures against alcohol sales on their platforms, which frequently violate state laws.

October 22, 2019 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Issues Con­sumer Alert: Beware of Repair and Clean-Up Scams

Attorney General Ken Paxton warned those in affected areas to guard against contracting scams as they prepare to rebuild and offered tips to safeguard against unscrupulous individuals looking to take advantage of vulnerable Texans.

October 21, 2019 | Noteworthy

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Warns Tex­ans of Price Goug­ing in Wake of Trop­i­cal Storm Imelda

As Texans battle widespread flooding due to Tropical Storm Imelda, Attorney General Ken Paxton warned residents of southeast Texas that state law prohibits price gouging in the wake of a declared disaster.

September 19, 2019 | Press Release

Office of the Attor­ney Gen­er­al and the Texas Depart­ment of Licens­ing and Reg­u­la­tion Announce Part­ner­ship to Pro­tect Motor Fuel Con­sumers from Unsafe or Low Qual­i­ty Fuels

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) today announced their offices are partnering to protect consumers from the sale of contaminated or inferior quality motor vehicle fuel.

September 13, 2019 | Press Release

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Co-Leads 51 Attor­ney Gen­er­al Coali­tion in Secur­ing Nation­wide Agree­ment with Voice Ser­vice Providers to Address Robocalls

Attorney General Ken Paxton, co-leading a coalition of 51 attorneys general, secured a nationwide agreement with 12 of the nation’s premier voice service providers to implement principles that take the fight directly to robocallers and scammers and empower citizens to take back their privacy.

August 22, 2019 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton: Texas to Join Mul­ti­state Law­suit Chal­leng­ing the Sprint/​T‑Mobile Merger

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Texas intends to join a coalition of 13 other states, and the District of Columbia, in challenging the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile.

August 01, 2019 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Announces His­toric $600 Mil­lion Data Breach Set­tle­ment with Equifax

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that a coalition of 50 attorneys general reached the largest data breach settlement in history with Equifax, resolving an investigation into a massive data breach first disclosed by the company in September 2017.

July 22, 2019 | Press Release