Consumer Protection Tag

[vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1489510820251{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Before filing a complaint with the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP), please take a few moments to read the following: If you believe you have been the victim of an unfair or deceptive business practice, the first step is to...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_column_text] If you are making telemarketing calls to Montanans, you should be familiar with Montana's registration requirements and the National Do Not Call Registry. Telemarketing Registration The Telemarketing Registration and Fraud Prevention Act requires sellers and telemarketers to register with the Department of Justice before conducting telemarketing...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_column_text] "It is impossible to visit any corner of Montana and not realize how important our rural areas are, and more specifically, how important agriculture is to not only our local economies, but cities and towns, also. The Montana Attorney General's Office is committed to...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_column_text] [quote style="2" author="OCP"]Scammers play on our emotions and generosity. They succeed by being clever, calculating, and often cruel. But they also succeed because their victims have not been forewarned.[/quote][/vc_column_text][vc_row content_width="grid"_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_cta_button2 h2="That Stops" h4="The Montana Department of Justice tracks scams moving through our...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][bsf-info-box icon_type="custom" icon_img="id^58848|url^https://media.dojmt.gov/wp-content/uploads/coronoavirusicon.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^coronoavirusicon|description^null" img_width="64" read_more="box" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdojmt.gov%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020.03.27-COVID-19-Cyber-Tip-Sheet-MT-OCP.pdf|target:_blank" pos="top" el_class="blue-info-box"]Coronavirus Cyber Safety Tips and Tricks[/bsf-info-box][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2" css=".vc_custom_1608656117494{padding-bottom: 35px !important;background-color: #1d325f !important;}"][vc_column_text] Eastern Montana Elder Justice Council Report 2020 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1460567649390{padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}"] The Office of Consumer Protection is here to help - The Office of...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Montana's End-of-Life Registry Montana's End-of-Life Registry stores advance health care directives in a secure computer database and makes these documents available to health care providers. Section 50-9-501 of the Montana Code Annotated authorizes Montana's Attorney General to create and maintain an End-of-Life Registry that: securely...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_column_text] "Charitable organizations serve and strengthen Montana communities through their contributions to health, the environment, education, spiritual development, research, the arts and human services." The attorney general, as the state's chief law enforcement officer, has authority to supervise charitable organizations and plays an important role in ensuring...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_column_text]"Under Montana law, gift cards and gift certificates do not expire in Montana. Their value cannot be reduced by any fee or by failure to use them. If a gift certificate was originally for more than $5 but has less than $5 remaining on...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_column_text] "In Montana, telemarketing is defined as using the phone to encourage consumers to purchase, rent or invest in goods, property or services. If you wish to stop receiving telemarketing calls, put your phone number on the National Do Not Call Registry." FTC update on Robocalls -...

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