Attorney General Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week with Tips and Warnings

Looking to protect yourself from fraud, identity theft, and scams? Wondering about the best ways to improve your credit, shop for a used car, or maximize your security online?

During National Consumer Protection Week, the Office of Attorney General will highlight and share information about consumer rights, and help people learn to detect, report, and avoid scams. The Office of Attorney General will also share consumer protection tips on social media throughout the week, including how to identify and prevent scams, an overview of the Office’s Civil Rights Section, tips on purchasing a used car, your rights as a tenant in Pennsylvania, and an overview of the Office’s Health Care Section.

“While the Office of Attorney General is always a resource to consumers, this week marks a time to go the extra mile to make sure Pennsylvanians have the information and resources they need to stay protected, and also highlights some of our great work in the past year to keep consumers safe,” Attorney General Henry said. “Last year, we saved and recovered more than $24.5 million for Pennsylvanians  — and we remain committed to fighting to secure restitution and protecting their hard-earned dollars and rights.”

In 2023, the Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection saved consumers more than $10.8 million through mediation efforts and an additional $13.7 million through legal actions.

If you believe you were harmed by a business, you can file a complaint with the Bureau of Consumer Protection in a variety of ways: