Lenovo Settlement

Nebraska Joins $3.5M Settlement with Lenovo over Installation of Hacker-vulnerable Software on Laptop Computer

Attorney General Doug Peterson announced today that Nebraska has joined 31 other states in a settlement with technology company Lenovo (United States) Inc. to resolve allegations that the company violated state consumer protection laws by pre-installing software on laptop computers sold to Nebraska consumers that made consumers' personal information vulnerable to hackers. 

AG Peterson Reminds Nebraskans to Donate Wisely following Hurricane Harvey

(Lincoln, NE)—Attorney General Doug Peterson reminds Nebraskans to donate wisely and avoid charities scams following Hurricane Harvey.

With today’s advances in technology, charitable giving is more prevalent than ever, especially in the wake of a natural disaster. Those same advances, though, pose unique challenges for well-intentioned donors.

“I know many Nebraskans want to generously reach out and help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, but before providing any information or contribution, they will want to make certain they are working with a reputable charitable organization that will make certain contributions go directly to those who need the most help,” stated Attorney General Doug Peterson.

Nationwide Insurance Data Breach Settlement

Attorney General Doug Peterson announced today that his Office, along with the Attorneys General of 32 states and the District of Columbia, has reached a settlement with the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and its subsidiary, Allied Property & Casualty Insurance Company (collectively “Nationwide”), concerning an October 2012 data breach.  The data breach, which was alleged to have been caused by the failure to apply a critical security patch, resulted in the loss of personal information belonging to 1.27 million consumers, including their social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, credit scoring information, and other personal data.  The lost personal information was collected by Nationwide in order to provide insurance quotes to consumers applying for insurance.

Scam Alert: Automated calls state that Social Security Number has been flagged for fraud

Lincoln - The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office would like to alert Nebraska residents to a scam involving fraudulent automated calls posing as both the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Inspector General’s Office as well as the Internal Revenue Service. The caller states “your Social Security number has been flagged for fraud” and requests an immediate call back to (512) 937-2871. When this number is called you are advised the “Google subscriber is not available please leave a message”.