Press Invited to Attend Annual Charities Conference

WHO: The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is hosting a virtual charities conference in partnership with the National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO). WHAT: The conference is the only annual event at which charity regulators and nonprofit organizations and their attorneys, accountants, fundraisers, and advisers have the opportunity to meet, hear about, and…

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Bipartisan Coalition of Attorneys General Express Support for Congressional Hearings Addressing Youth Social Media Use

Washington, D.C. — In a letter sent yesterday to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) expressed strong support for hearings addressing the protection and safety of kids and teens using social media. Attorneys general have been…

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NAAG Supports Senate Hearings on Social Media and Mental Health

As enforcers of our jurisdictions’ consumer protection laws, we find it deeply troubling that Facebook and other social media platforms seek to increase user engagement by conscripting our nation’s youth despite known harms to children and adolescents.

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Attorney General Consumer Protection News: September 2021

Multistate Actions Led by Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, a bipartisan coalition of 11 attorneys general announced settlements with StubHub for refusing to refund ticketholders for COVID-19-related cancellations. StubHub had refused to provide refunds, instead providing customers a 120% credit for future events. Under the settlements, StubHub agreed to provide refunds unless customers elected to…

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The Relentless Battle to Eliminate Robocalls

      As attorneys general, we have made it our mission to protect the residents of Michigan and Ohio from illegal robocallers. Robocallers are like a plague of locusts, except these locusts use 21st century technology to swarm through the international telecommunications landscape where they strike in overwhelming numbers, working to scam and defraud…

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Consumer Chief of the Month: Steve Kaufmann, Colorado Attorney General’s Office

Just before I walk (or log) out of meetings, I often tell my colleagues “I love my job.” Why? First, my consumer protection teammates are incredibly dedicated and committed to working together. Second, the problems that we tackle tangibly impact the lives of the people of Colorado. And third, we deal with interesting, often cutting-edge…

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Federal Consumer Protection News: September 2021

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) settled with student lender Better Future Forward, Inc., an income share agreement (ISA) provider for mispresenting its product and failing to comply with federal consumer financial law that governs private student loans. Under ISAs, students agree to pay a percentage of their income for a…

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Press Invited to Attend Virtual Robocall Summit

WHO: The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is hosting a virtual robocall summit in conjunction with Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost. This program is also supported by the attorneys general of Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and West Virginia….

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Federal Consumer Protection News: August 2021

Federal Trade Commission Online lender LendingClub Corporation agreed to pay $18 million to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that the company deceived consumers about hidden fees that it charged and whether their loan applications were approved. In addition, the settlement bars LendingClub from making misrepresentations to loan applicants and requires that the company clearly…

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Attorney General Consumer Protection News: August 2021

Multistate Actions Led by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein, and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, a bipartisan coalition of 51 attorneys general urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to fight back against the scourge of illegal robocalls by moving up the deadline for smaller telephone companies to implement caller ID…

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