Iowa Attorney General

Past Consumer Alerts

February 13, 2017

Through this scam, foreign criminals use email to impersonate company/organization executives to try to con employees into wire transfers.

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September 23, 2016

Yahoo discloses 2014 breach of more than half-billion accounts.

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April 15, 2016

Sophisticated criminals set up fake websites using real dealership information to entice consumers to wire money for cars that do not exist.

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January 22, 2016

Long-running nationwide scam continues to target Iowans with threatening calls

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November 24, 2015

Protect your purchases through these nine consumer tips.

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November 6, 2015

Callers who pose as attorneys or debt collectors use personal information from court documents to collect fake debts from those who filed for bankruptcy.

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August 3, 2015

Consumers recovering from flood damage should watch for clean-up, home repair & construction scams; price gouging.

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June 4, 2015

In this telephone scam, callers claiming they represent your power company seek immediate payment through prepaid debit cards, and threaten to cut off your electricity if you don't pay.

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May 29, 2015

A consumer alert about Nepal earthquake relief scams and tips to help Iowans donate wisely to help victims.

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December 18, 2014

Consumer Protection Division, Iowa law enforcement now receiving dozens of complaints per day about government imposters seeking payments.

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