May Consumer Protection News

Multistate Actions Led by Attorneys General Kwame Raoul (IL), Lynn Fitch (MS), Ellen Rosenblum (OR), and Jonathan Skrmetti (TN), the National Association of Attorneys General sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on behalf of a bipartisan coalition of 43 state attorneys general to urge the agency to update and strengthen the rules technology companies must…

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Jasmine S. McGhee – May 2024 Consumer Protection Chief of the Month

Jasmine S. McGhee is senior deputy attorney general and director for the North Carolina Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Division.

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Charities 101 Training Virtual

This four-session program is intended to enhance the participant’s knowledge and skills in a constructive and positive learning environment facilitated by experienced attorneys serving as faculty. While the course will discuss investigation and litigation issues, this is NOT a trial advocacy course in the strict sense of the term. Rather, it is designed to expose…

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No Fooling: How to Spot and Avoid Imposter Scams

For another year, imposter scams are the top-reported scam by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Topics Include: How the top imposter scams break down. How scammers are reaching people — and how people are paying. Who’s losing the most money (to what), the scams that drive the biggest losses. What’s going on with people moving…

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Anatomy of a Complex Consumer Protection Case Training

This training is open to attorney general staff only.  Scholarship nominations are due Friday, May 10, 2024. This intensive three-and-one-half-day program is intended to enhance the participant’s knowledge and skills in a constructive and positive learning environment facilitated by experienced faculty attorneys. The program’s primary goal is to afford participants the opportunity to successfully navigate…
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2024 Consumer Protection Spring Conference

This year’s event aims to address pressing and relevant consumer protection issues facing attorney general offices. Wednesday morning, Thursday, and Friday’s sessions are open to attorney general office staff only. On Wednesday, from approximately noon until 7:30 p.m., the private, nonprofit, and government sectors are invited to attend the public portion of the conference, which…

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Consumer Protection 101

This is an introductory-level training for attorneys tasked with enforcing consumer protection laws and who have three years or less of consumer-related experience. This training gives participants an introduction to fundamental consumer law concepts, and practical approaches to overcoming challenges encountered when enforcing consumer protection laws. Experienced faculty combine presentations and skills sessions to build…
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SafeNetRx and Iowa Attorney General: Partnership for Successful Re-entry

In Iowa, individuals transitioning back into the community can receive free medications to support successful re-entry. This innovative partnership between the Iowa Attorney General’s Office and SafeNetRx, a charitable pharmacy and medication distributor, strengthens communities by supporting the physical and behavioral wellness of men and women following incarceration. Learn how the Iowa Attorney General leverages…

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Overseeing Charitable Assets: Donor Restrictions and Modification, Endowment Funds, and Investment Standards

Charities frequently call on regulators to review proposals meant to mitigate some challenge that impedes a charity’s administration of its assets. Whether the charity is seeking to modify a donor restriction or is considering new or novel ways to spend and invest endowment assets, regulators need to know how common law, uniform statutes, and state…

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State Data Privacy Statute Update

Representatives from attorney general offices who have recently passed data privacy laws will share information about their regulatory programs and implementation activities. Moderator Elizabeth Blackston, Assistant Attorney General, Chief, Consumer Fraud Bureau, Southern Region, Illinois Attorney General’s Office Speakers Kelley Walker, Assistant Attorney General, Tennessee Attorney General’s Office Stevie DeGroff, Assistant Attorney General, Colorado Attorney…
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