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  • Consumer Corner: Know your rights with door-to-door sales

    Our office always sees a spike in complaints about salespeople at the door during the summer months. Many different products and services are sold door-to-door, but in particular, home improvement services are much more prevalent during the summer.

     

    Kansas law offers consumers a number of rights when it comes to transactions made at your doorstep.


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  • 2016 consumer recoveries top $16 million

    The attorney general’s Consumer Protection Division returned more than $16 million to consumers and taxpayers last year.

    In its annual report filed with the governor and Kansas Legislature, Schmidt’s office reported $16.8 million in savings and recoveries to Kansas consumers and the state treasury in calendar year 2016. During Schmidt’s administration, the division has recovered a total of more than $146 million, by far the most in state history.


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  • Consumer Alert: Recent storm damage could attract illegal contractors

    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today reminded Kansas homeowners in areas damaged by recent severe weather to use caution during the cleanup and rebuilding to avoid scams by transient contractors.


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  • How do I sign up for the Do-Not-Call List?

    Registering for the Do-Not-Call list is easy!

    Once your phone number is registered, it does not expire. Your number will remain on the list unless you call and request removal.


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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, the Kansas Cemetery Corporation Act, and the Wayne Owen Act (identity theft). 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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