About the Division
The Consumer Protection Division (Bureau) enforces state and federal laws that safeguard against deceptive, fraudulent, and unfair business practices. The Division also has enforcement powers over antitrust and monopolistic activities and is responsible for oversight of charitable institutions and assets, including nonprofit corporations, charitable trusts, and endowment funds. Furthermore, the Division oversees and enforces compliance with the civil and criminal statutes, regulations, and settlement terms governing the use, manufacture, and sale of tobacco/nicotine products within the State.
Reporting fraud can offer a wide range of benefits to Nebraskans
Fraud awareness is Nebraska’s first line of defense against scammers. Reporting fraud can help others recognize the warning signs before it’s too late. By reporting frauds and scams to our office, you can alert the Attorney General to new trends and help us educate our state’s citizens on how to protect themselves. We are able to share this information with other law enforcement agencies to enable them to detect patterns, identify the perpetrators of fraud, and to educate consumers beyond Nebraska.
Education & Outreach
Unfortunately, once an individual has suffered monetary loss to a scammer, it is almost impossible to recover the funds. One way we protect consumers is by equipping them to protect themselves. We educate consumers about identity theft, Internet safety, and how to recognize the warning signs of fraud and scams. This shared effort is accomplished through the Consumer Protection Bureau, the Consumer Affairs Response Team and Outreach who serve as members of the Communication Team in the AGO.
On our website you will find news releases providing a representation of the work done through the Division. You will find valuable educational materials as resources for yourself and to share with friends and family. Click here to let us know you would like to receive a Protection Kit.
The Attorney General’s Office protects Nebraskans from unfair, unconscionable and deceptive trade practices, as well as ensures fair competition between businesses, through enforcement actions.
Our office is also responsible for oversight of charitable assets and entities, including: