Attorneys General Encourage Online Vendors to Take Proactive Steps to Prevent Illegal Alcohol Sales Online

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent letters to leading U.S. online vendors, asking them to undertake certain steps to curtail illegal alcohol sales online. Letters were sent to Craigslist, eBay, and Facebook. Digital platforms have given risen to the sale of unlicensed and unregulated alcohol. The sale of illegal alcohol online may include counterfeit,…

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Criminal Prosecution of Consumer Scams and Fraud

News stories of widespread consumer fraud and its grave impact on the public are frequently publicized. However, occurring even more often than news headlines of national significance, are stories of individual consumers being victimized and defrauded by individual con men.

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NAAG Sends Letter to Food and Drug Administration Supporting Continued Study and Oversight of Cannabis-Derived Products

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to their request for comments regarding “Scientific Data and Information About Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-Derived Compounds.” The letter urges federal cooperation with states to protect consumers. It also expresses concern some companies may use false…

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NAAG Supports Amendment to the Communications Decency Act

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is endorsing an amendment to the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA). The amendment would ensure state and local authorities have the power to take action against criminals who are profiting from illegal online activity. The CDA was initially intended to protect minors from obscene and indecent material…

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Handling Consumer Protection Matters: Global and Joint Approaches Taken To Investigate and Prosecute Cases

Prosecutors and investigators must work together – and with their international counterparts – to protect their citizens from the harms caused by fraudulent products and services.

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A Reinterpretation With Unintended Consequences: Did the USDOJ Just Declare Your State Lottery Illegal?

In sum, the 2018 Opinion could directly impact one of the state’s most meaningful sources of revenue—the state lottery.

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NAAG Hosts Consumer Protection Spring Conference

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is holding a three-day consumer protection conference to address pressing and relevant issues. The private, nonprofit and government sectors are invited to attend the public portion of the conference on Monday, May 20. There will be a panel consisting of seven attorneys general discussing important consumer protection…

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New Technology, But Just the Same Old Traditional Fraud

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or business idea by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.

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Protecting the Public and Vulnerable Populations from Fraudulent Scams on Social Media

Lilianne Daniel, Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey; Alberto De Puy, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of the State of Louisiana; Ye’ela Harel, Senior Deputy, State’s Attorney’s Cybercrime Unit, Ministry of Justice, Israel; Sang Hyun Kim, Senior Prosecutor, Cybercrime Investigation, Department of Seoul Eastern District Prosecutor’s Office, South Korea; Dufie…

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State Attorneys General Join Federal Agencies in Tech Support Scam Sweep

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), with the support of the NAAG Consumer Protection Committee, has partnered with several federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), to crackdown on tech support scams. The sweep was announced during a press conference today at DOJ. Tech support…

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