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Welcome to our Consumer Protection Division, Indiana's one-stop resource for consumer information and education brought to you by the Indiana Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division.

Here you can find the answers to questions on the minds of many Hoosier consumers just like you. Information on current topics such as identity theft, schemes and scams in the marketplace, rising fuel prices, prescription medication and recalled products is just a click away.


                                     

Consumer Information

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeps across the globe, Attorney General Curtis Hill is asking Hoosiers to be wary of scams.

In times of crisis, Attorney General Hill said, scams become more prevalent. Scammers and fraudsters often attempt to take advantage of vulnerable consumers during difficult moments.

Attorney General Hill urged Hoosiers to remain vigilant during these hardships, and offered these tips to avoid scams during the pandemic: 

  • Be on alert for communications with dangerous attachments or fraudulent links.
  • Treat any emails or texts with subject lines or information about coronavirus with caution.
  • Avoid clicking on links in unsolicited emails and be wary of email attachments.
  • Always verify the email addresses of those who send you emails.
  • Use trusted, legitimate government websites to obtain up-to-date information.
  • Don’t reveal personal or financial information via email or text message.
  • Verify the authenticity of a charity before donating money.

Latest News

4/14/2020 Press Release: AG Curtis Hill secures $19.5 million Equifax settlement for Hoosier consumers

4/13/2020 Press Release: AG Hill secures $100,000 in restitution from used-car dealerships accused of violating Indiana laws

4/9/2020 Press Release: AG Hill: Indiana Supreme Court was wise to reject ACLU petition aimed at releasing prisoners

4/9/2020 Press Release: AG Hil joins President Trump, Vice President Pence to discuss mental health issues amid pandemic

4/8/2020 Press Release: AG Curtis Hill: Small businesses ravaged by coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic must avoid scammers

4/7/2020 Press Release: AG Curtis Hill: ACLU ignores Indiana Constitution with demands that inmates be released

4/6/2020 Press Release: Now scammers are even posing as pastors in fraudulent emails, says AG Curtis Hill

4/3/2020 Press Release: AG Curtis Hill: Sherwin-Williams donates thousands of masks, gloves amid coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

4/2/20 Press Release: AG Curtis Hill receives dozens of price-gouging complaints amid coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

4/1/20 Press Release: AG Hill: Beware imposter scams while awaiting stimulus checks during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

3/31/20 Press Release: AG Hill: Hoosiers should search for unclaimed property amid coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

3/27/20 Press Release:  AG Curtis Hill warns Hoosiers to beware fake coronavirus (COVID-19) tests

3/26/20 Press Release: AG Curtis Hill: Be wary of work-from-home scams during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

3/25/20 Press Release: AG Hill: What to do if you bought a ticket for an event canceled due to coronavirus pandemic

3/24/20 Press Release:  AG Hill advises Hoosiers to exercise caution when making donations during coronavirus pandemic

3/23/20 Press Release: AG Curtis Hill says travelers should know their rights amid coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

3/20/20 Press Release: AG Hill: Report unlawful eviction, foreclosure proceedings amid coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

3/19/20 Press Release: AG Curtis Hill warns of scams related to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

3/18/20 Press Release: AG Hill urges Hoosiers to submit complaints online amid coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

3/18/20 Press Release – The Attorney General urges Hoosiers who believe they have been subjected to excessive prices for consumer goods during the coronavirus pandemic to file a complaint online with the Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division. Please submit any photo documentation you have of price signage with your complaint.