Working together to protect Texas consumers

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When it comes to meeting ambitious goals, even the Lone Ranger knows that working with partners is more productive than working alone. And that’s why civil, criminal and regulatory enforcement agencies from across the Lone Star State came together in Dallas this week to talk about how to better protect Texans and build better partnerships.

The August 17 meeting in Dallas was organized in cooperation with the Texas Attorney General’s Office and U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas, and included many state and federal agencies. They discussed local and national issues of interest to consumers living inside and outside Texas. Highlights included:

  • Protecting people’s personal information and privacy
  • Fighting unfair lending and deceptive advertising in car sales
  • Exploring the safety, soundness and reliability of consumer banking and lending
  • Fighting frauds affecting older adults, including lotteries, prize promotions, sweepstakes, and Medicare fraud
  • Helping people have access to quality education by challenging deceptive practices in diploma mills and for-profit schools
  • Stopping the spread of illegal pyramid schemes, which are being heavily promoted online, in social media, and through affinity groups
  • Combatting scammers who promote illegal notario and immigration services scams, especially in border communities
  • Enforcing state laws that ban the sale of synthetic drug products

As Attorney General Ken Paxton said, “This event, in which state and federal agencies shared information on protecting Texans from unscrupulous business practices, benefits Texas consumers. The men and women of our office’s consumer protection division work tirelessly to stop deceptive businesses and return millions of wrongfully obtained dollars to Texans each year. I appreciate the Federal Trade Commission organizing this event allowing us to collaborate with others on this important mission.”

The FTC is grateful to the many law enforcement partners who participated in yesterday’s conference. We all look forward to better serving consumers as a result.

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Protect my privacy

I find this actually surprising in a small family with not much but cousin and my son left in excited too get more information. About what too hear expect from the information in thisletter. In another stand point I do however not have very much of my own and would be really pleased too get too build a legacy that my children can pass down the way my dad will do just like his father did before him my mothers father had such a impressive. Company of his own but do too it being a family business and 5daughters only two great grand sons it didn't keep up with his passing is love too see that change and do a part withering my family's name string proud and afloat so I want too thank u for my email and is like as much info as I can get about any part I can play in this Tonilynn

Can i get my informaton sent too me

I would like the info too

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Something I cannot understand, why cannot complaint against unknown callers that call everyday, anytime, to same number? Only the system allowing to submit only one complaint per phone #, the problem is that same phone # may receiving unknown unwanted calls, in one day. I think we should be allowed to submit complaints not only once per line. I tried to submit a complaint for fraudulent charges, I was not able, the system rejected.

So financially what does this mean in dollars for another machine of our choice.?who do we file claims with mine was bought at home dollar and supply shop for schools!

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