State of Minnesota
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Attorney General
Lori Swanson

Minnesota Attorney General's Office

1400 Bremer Tower
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101

(651) 296-3353
(800) 657-3787

M - F 8 am - 5 pm

TTY:(651) 297-7206
TTY:(800) 366-4812


Don't be a victim of Consumer Fraud!

The following materials are designed to provide information to Minnesota citizens on how to protect themselves from fraud:

When in Doubt, Don’t Give it Out

Advance Fee Loan Schemes and Other Financial Scams Adobe PDF

Avoid Foreign Lotteries Adobe PDF

Avoid Survey Scams

Beware of Student Loan Assistance Scams

Beware of Look-A-Like Websites

Be on Guard Against Solicitations Offering Government Assistance and Labor Law Posters Adobe PDF

Beware of Voice Phishing — or “Vishing” — Calls

Beware of Recovery Scams

Beware of Phony Solicitations for Grants

Beware of Door-to-Door Sales and Telemarketers That Target Seniors

Beware of Flooded or Salvaged Used Cars

Beware of Fraudulent Gold Coin Dealers

Computer Malware and Phishing Schemes

Beware of Imposter Scams

Card Services Scams

Charities--Avoid Shams and Scams

Check Your Credit Card Statement Carefully


Don't Get "Crammed": Avoid Unwanted Charges on Your Phone Bill

Debt Collection Scams

Debt Assistance Scams

Estate Sale Scams

Real Estate Deed Solicitation Scams

Employment Scams

Foreign Advance Fee Fraud Adobe PDF

Free Trial Offers Usually Have Strings Attached Adobe PDF

Fake Check Scams Adobe PDF

Gift Cards--There is No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

High-Tech Computer Scams

How to Dispute Bogus Credit, Debit, and ATM Card Charges Adobe PDF

Credit Reports

Identity Theft

Internet Classified Scams

Internet Loans Adobe PDF

How to Spot a Scam

Jamaican Lottery Scams Adobe PDF

Medicare and Social Security Scams

Mortgage Assistance Scams

Magazine Subscription Solicitations Adobe PDF

Online Auctions Adobe PDF

Online Car Sales:  Don’t Get Scammed! Adobe PDF

Phony Debit Collection Scams

Refinancing Scams

Scams Targeting Grandparents

Seniors Guide to fighting Fraud

Secret Shopper Scams

Sweepstakes Prizes

Timeshare Resale Scams

Tax Relief Scams

Unlicensed Health Plans

Unordered Merchandise Adobe PDF

Vacation Travel Packages Adobe PDF

What You Can Do About Junk E-mail

Work-at-Home Scams