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Consumer Protection

Attorney General Dana Nessel is committed to protecting and serving the people and interests of Michigan through a broad range of initiatives which include protecting against Elder AbuseHuman TraffickingRobocallsHate CrimesIdentity TheftPayroll Fraud, and more. 

The Consumer Protection team helps protect Michigan residents from bad actors who have one primary goal: to trick us out of our hard-earned money. As technology advances, they get more creative with their approach. They prey on anyone - especially those they believe to be vulnerable. 

Consumer Protection handles 11,000 consumer complaints each year, provides numerous educational resources online, and issues consumer alerts on scams, data breaches and any other consumer-related issue our residents should be aware of.

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What We Do

The Consumer Protection (CP) team helps protect Michigan residents from bad actors trying to trick you out of your money. As technology advances so do their creative tactics.

The CP team’s job to is to enforce state consumer protection laws

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Consumer Alert

The Attorney General provides Consumer Alerts to inform the public of unfair, misleading, or deceptive business practices, and to provide information and guidance on other issues of concern.

Consumer Alerts are not legal advice, legal authority, or a binding legal opinion from the Department of Attorney General.

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File a Complaint

Our team helps consumers by informally mediating complaints. The process includes a letter from our team to the business or individual in the complaint.

Please review the complaint directory before filing a complaint.