Frauds and Scams

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This area of the site contains information about consumer frauds, and what steps you should take to protect yourself.

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  • Alaska's Lemon Law

    The Lemon Law (AS 45.45.300) provides protection to buyers of new motor vehicles. If a new vehicle turns out to be defective and has not been properly repaired after a reasonable number of attempts, the law requires a refund or replacement vehicle Read More

    Alaska Department of Law, Consumer Protection
  • Automobile Repair Act - AS 45.45.130 - AS 45.45.240

    The Alaska Statutes regarding the laws governing the repair, estimate of repairs, notices, charges, authorizations for repairs, and other important laws concerned with automobile repairs. Read More

  • Better Business Bureau

    Better Business Bureaus: Provide reports on business firms that will be helpful to you before making a purchase. The BBB system responds to millions of such inquiries each year; Provide information about charity groups and organizations; Help resolve consumers' disputes with businesses through telephone conciliation, mediation and arbitration; and Promote ethical business standards and voluntary self-regulation of business practices. Read More

  • Better Business Bureau Complaint Info

    If you have a problem with a business, you may lodge a complaint with the Better Business Bureau here. Read More

    Better Business Bureau
  • Check Your Credit Report For Free

    If you think you might be a victim of identity theft, you should check your credit report for unauthorized accounts. You can get a free credit report every twelve months from each of the three major credit reporting agencies. Content Detail

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created in response to the economic crisis of 2008. Its primary responsibility is to protect consumers. If you are experiencing a problem with a consumer financial product, such as a credit card, mortgage, student loan, or a bank, the CFPB's website has resources and information to help. You may also lodge a complaint. Read More

  • Consumer Information from the FTC

    The FTC has information on many sorts of consumer issues: Money & Credit, Homes & Mortgages, Health & Fitness, Jobs & Making Money, Privacy & Identity, and how to avoid scams Content Detail

    Federal Trade Commission
  • Consumer Resources

    Here you can locate resources you may use to resolve a consumer problem, contact a consumer agency, or locate assistance. Read More

    State of Alaska, Dept. of Law
  • Dealing With Identity Theft: Self-Help Form Letters

    These online interviews help users to write one or more letters to a creditor, debt collector, or credit bureau to report identity theft. Read More

    Lawhelp Interactive

    Check here for information when preparing to purchase a vehicle. Includes many tips and warnings about things to be aware of whether it is a new car or used. Helpful tips about negotiating a deal. Read More

  • EL Fraude EN CASA

    For most consumers, their home is the largest single investment they will ever make. Therefore be very careful whom you chose to repair or remodel your home. Includes spotting scams and finding a reputable contractor from the Consumer Protection Division. Read More

  • Frauds & Scams Information from Alaska Department of Law

    The Consumer Protection Unit of the Alaska Department of Law has information on a variety of typical scams, including: Advance Fee Fraud, Fake Check Scams, Phishing, Pyramid Schemes, and Investment Scams. Content Detail

    Alaska Department of Law
  • Protecting Your Identity

    Tips to prevent identity theft, and warning signs that you might be a victim of identity theft Content Detail

  • Repairing Identity Theft

    Descriptions of the things you should do when you realize you are a victim of identity theft, instructions about how to make an identity theft report, information about specific kinds of identity theft, and other issues you may confront Content Detail

  • Sale of Business Opportunities in Alaska

    HUGE PROFITS WITH YOUR OWN BUSINESS! Advertisements like these for making lots of money from your own business sound great. But consumers need to be wary of claims suggesting you can make big profits with little training or effort. The Alaska Department of Law provides information on what you can do to avoid scams involving the sale of business opportunities. Content Detail