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NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY

September 26, 2014

Tomorrow is national prescription drug “Take Back Day.” Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem reminds North Dakota residents who want to know how to safely dispose of unused prescription and over the counter medications that they can turn to the state’s year-round Take Back program. 


STENEHJEM URGES FCC TO ALLOW CALL-BLOCKING TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE UNWANTED ROBOCALLS AND SCAM CALLS

September 9, 2014

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined 38 other Attorneys General in a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allow phone carriers to use existing call-blocking technology to better protect their customers from unwanted telemarketing and scam calls. 


VLADIMIR ADOLPHE, DBA GENERALYELLOWPAGES.COM AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA MARKETING GROUP, BANNED IN ND

September 5, 2014

Vladimir Adolphe, doing business as GeneralYellowpages.com and Electronic Media Marketing Group, Inc., has been banned from doing business in North Dakota after consumer fraud investigators determined he was engaging in deceptive practices.


GRANDPARENT SCAM CLAIMS VICTIMS IN FARGO

August 27, 2014

Concerned grandparents in Fargo reported to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection division that they recently lost $2,000 to the “grandparent scam.” 


ANOTHER PHISHING SCAM

August 8, 2014

The consumer protection division was notified that local customers of Verendrye Electric Cooperative in Minot have received phone messages claiming there is an unpaid balance due and services would be disconnected unless payment was made immediately.


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.