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

Grace Garver
NAGTRI Center for Consumer Protection Program Specialist
ggarver@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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Policy Letters

  • Consumer Protection
  • COVID
  • Public Health

NAAG Works to Prevent the Online Sale of Fraudulent COVID Vaccination Cards

The false and deceptive marketing and sales of fake COVID vaccine cards threaten the health of our communities, slow progress in getting our residents protected from the virus, and are a violation of the laws of many states.

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  • Consumer Protection
  • Technology

NAAG Works to Expose Illegal Robocallers

State Attorneys General have long been leaders in the fight against illegal robocallers and their assault on the American people’s privacy.

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  • Consumer Protection
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy
  • Public Health
  • Technology

Attorneys General Ask Apple and Google to Ensure All Contact Tracing Apps Serve a Public Health Purpose

Digital contact tracing may provide a valuable tool to understand the spread of COVID-19 and assist the public health response to the pandemic. However, such technology also poses a risk to consumers’ personally identifiable information, including sensitive health information, that could continue long after the present public health emergency ends.

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