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FAKE IRS PHONE CALLS CLAIM VICTIM

August 7, 2014

A man from Wahpeton, ND, reported that earlier this week he lost almost $9,000 when he responded to a threatening voice mail message left by someone claiming to be from the “Legal Affairs office” at the IRS. 


CONTRACTOR COMPLIANCE TASK FORCE CONDUCTS SURPRISE INSPECTIONS IN OIL COUNTRY

July 17, 2014

Contractors in Watford City and Williston received surprise inspections from the Attorney General’s compliance task force earlier this week. The random inspections indicated that the vast majority of contractors are complying with state licensing and reporting laws. 


NATIONAL MILITARY CONSUMER PROTECTION DAY

July 16, 2014

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joins federal, state and local organizations and national advocacy groups in supporting the 2nd annual National Military Consumer Protection Day today, to highlight consumer protection and education issues for military consumers. 


STATEWIDE CRIME STATISTICS RELEASED

July 15, 2014

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today released North Dakota’s crime statistics for 2013. The annual Crime Report is compiled from information reported by local law enforcement agencies across the state. 


STENEHJEM WARNS DOOR-TO-DOOR SALESPEOPLE ABOUT MISLEADING AND AGGRESSIVE SALES TACTICS

June 26, 2014

After numerous complaints about aggressive and misleading tactics, the Attorney General’s consumer protection division has required Dish One Satellite, LLC., of Provo, Utah to suspend all sales and installations of satellite TV services in North Dakota, pending completion of its investigation. 


MORE UNLICENSED CONTRACTORS BANNED FROM WORKING IN ND

June 16, 2014

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today issued Cease and Desist Orders against unlicensed contractors Raymond Knuppel of Harrison, Montana, doing business as Sealtite Restoration, and Matt Martin of Emerado & Devils Lake, ND. 


ASPHALT PAVING COMPANY FINED

June 13, 2014

An Oklahoma paving company has been fined for doing work in the state before completing the process to obtain the required North Dakota contractor’s license. 


BUSINESS INVOICE SCAMS SURFACE AGAIN

June 10, 2014

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today issued Cease and Desist Orders against three Canadian companies that were engaging in deceptive business practices by operating “business invoice” scams.


SCAM ARTISTS CLAIM TO BE CALLING FROM THE IRS

June 6, 2014

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem warns North Dakotans that once again, scam artists are using the name of a government agency in the hope of convincing people that the call is legitimate. 


SCAM ARTISTS POSING AS BURLEIGH COUNTY SHERIFF TO EXTRACT MONEY FOR BOGUS JURY DUTY CLAIMS

May 29, 2014

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is warning area residents of a jury duty scam.