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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.