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  • National Drug Take-Back Day - April 30

    Law enforcement officers across the state will be collecting unused medications for safe disposal on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


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  • As storm season approaches, watch out for fraudulent contractors

    When the storms hit, it is common for out-of-area, traveling contractors to roll into a damaged town looking to make a quick buck. A few years ago the Legislature passed a law requiring roofing contractors to register with the attorney general’s office to help combat this problem. Currently, more than 1,100 roofers are registered and in good standing to operate in Kansas.


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  • Apple E-Book Settlement

    A federal court’s ruling in favor of Kansas and other plaintiffs who had accused Apple, Inc., of violating antitrust laws by conspiring with major U.S. publishers to fix the prices of e-books is now final and will enter into force, resulting in reimbursements for Kansas consumers.

    For more information, visit the settlement website or call (866) 686-9333.


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  • Consumer Alert: Consumers who purchased RadioShack gift cards owed refund

    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today announced consumers holding unused gift cards purchased from RadioShack can obtain refunds from the company who filed for bankruptcy last year.
     

    To file a claim, visit www.oldradioshackgiftcards.com
    or call (844) 794-3477.


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  • AG Schmidt: More than 700 Kansas consumers eligible for relief from HSBC settlement

    More than 700 Kansas consumers may be eligible for relief under the terms of a settlement with HSBC.

    The agreement filed today in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia provides direct payments to Kansas borrowers whose loans were serviced by HSBC and who lost their home to foreclosure between January 1, 2008, and December 31, 2012. The settlement also includes other relief for borrowers in need of assistance.


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We're Here to Help!

Whether you have suspicious charges on your phone bill or think you've been the victim of identity theft, the consumer protection specialists in Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office are here to help.

This Division investigates scams, mediates and prosecutes violations of the Consumer Protection Act, the No-Call Act, the Roofing Registration Act, the Charitable Organization and Solicitations Act, the Kansas False Claims Act, the Funeral and Cemetery Merchandise Agreements Act and the Kansas Cemetery Corporation Act. Protecting Kansas consumers from scams, telemarketing fraud and other deceptive practices is a priority for our office.

We are not able to provide private legal advice and not every dispute falls under our jurisdiction. Please contact a private attorney to assist with these matters. For assistance finding a private attorney, please contact the Kansas Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service or Kansas Legal Services.

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