The NAGTRI Center for Consumer Protection (CCP) is the nation’s only entity dedicated to providing support to attorney general staff who are committed to protecting the public against consumer fraud and abuse.  

The CCP’s mission is to:

  • Assist and enable state and territory attorneys general in protecting the public in the areas of consumer protection and charitable asset and entity oversight by providing information, technical assistance, and support. 
  • Facilitate cooperation among attorney general staff through open dialogue and advanced communication systems. 
  • Plan, organize, and conduct training and seminars for the exchange of ideas and information on relevant matters. 
  • Promote the development of effective programs and education for the protection of the public. 

Find out how the CCP provides support to attorney general offices and consumers. 

Attorneys General & Consumer Protection

Attorneys general are responsible for enforcing state consumer protection laws and protecting consumers from activities such as scams, deceptive and unfair trade practices, robocalling, and data breaches. They fight common consumer frauds conducted by illegitimate actors as well as consumer harms caused by legitimate businesses who have run afoul of the law. Attorneys general also have the authority to enforce many federal consumer protection laws.  

Attorneys general play a crucial role in ensuring a fair marketplace through consumer education, mediation, and enforcement actions. They often collaborate with each other and with other consumer protection enforcers to increase effectiveness. Learn more about the role of attorneys general in consumer protection. 

For more information, contact:

Abigail Stempson
NAGTRI Center for Consumer Protection Director
astempson@naag.org

Todd Leatherman
NAGTRI Center for Consumer Protection Program Counsel
tleatherman@naag.org

Carter McCoy
NAGTRI Center for Consumer Protection Program Coordinator
cmccoy@naag.org

Consumer Protection Newsletter

The Center for Consumer Protection Monthly is a compendium of information that may be of interest to the attorney general community and others interested in consumer protection.

Courses and Trainings

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Events for Attorney General Staff

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Events

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  • Consumer Protection
  • Ethics
  • NAAG, Attorneys General

2021 Capital Forum

December 6, 2021
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Policy Letters

  • Consumer Protection

Attorneys General Support Efforts to Stop Robocallers from Misusing Legitimate Phone Numbers

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) today wrote the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in support of its efforts to…

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  • Consumer Protection
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy
  • Public Health

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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  • Consumer Protection
  • Elder Justice

NAAG Endorses Fraud and Scam Reduction Act

H.R. 1215 provides much needed education and training for the employees most likely to be able to detect and report elder fraud and scams. The bill also provides a mechanism for vigorous monitoring of elder fraud, provides information on such schemes to the public, and coordinates reporting with law enforcement authorities. For these reasons, we strongly urge the Senate to take action and pass H.R. 1215.

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