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

  • Consumer Protection

NAAG Consumer Protection Fall Conference

November 8, 2021
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  • Consumer Protection
  • Ethics
  • NAAG, Attorneys General

2021 Capital Forum

December 6, 2021
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Policy Letters

  • 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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  • Consumer Protection
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy

NAAG Urges Facebook to Abandon Plans to Develop Instagram Kids

It appears that Facebook is not responding to a need, but instead creating one, as this platform appeals primarily to children who otherwise do not or would not have an Instagram account. In short, an Instagram platform for young children is harmful for myriad reasons. The attorneys general urge Facebook to abandon its plans to launch this new platform.

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  • Consumer Protection
  • COVID
  • Public Health

NAAG Urges OfferUp to Prevent the Sales of Fraudulent Vaccine Cards

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

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