Attorney general warns scammers targeting utility customers

News Release — Office of the Attorney General October 16, 2018 Contact: Christopher Curtis, Chief Public Protection Division 802-828-3171 AG and Vermont Power Companies Unite to Reassure Vermonters MONTPELIER — Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan is warning Vermonters about a spike in scams by fraudsters pretending to be utilities. The Attorney General issued a “Scam Alert” […]


Vermont landlords settle claims for violations of lead law

News Release — Office of the Attorney General April 6, 2018 Contact: Justin Kolber Assistant Attorney General (802) 828-5620 The Attorney General’s Office settled with six landlords in Vermont for violations of consumer protection and lead laws. Vermont’s lead law protects all Vermonters, especially children, from the harmful effects of lead poisoning. Every landlord with […]


Consumer protection bill clears senate hurdle

News Release — Office of Vermont Attorney General March 8, 2018 Contact: Charity R. Clark Assistant Attorney General 802-656-8430 Montpelier – A bill that would protect small businesses targeted by aggressive lease financing companies has passed unanimously out of the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs. The bill, S.206, addresses many of […]


Windham and Windsor Housing Trust Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week

News Release — Windham & Windsor Housing Trust March 7, 2018 Contact: Lissa Harris Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, WWHT 802-246-2102 [email protected] Brattleboro – During the first full week of March, the Federal Trade Commission marks National Consumer Protection Week. The National Consumer Protection Week is a time to help people understand their consumer rights and […]


Vermont Attorney General announces consumer protection settlement with MD Cosmetics and owner Erin Jewell

News Release — January 26, 2018 Contact: James Layman, Assistant Attorney General 802-828-2315 Montpelier – Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan announced a settlement of consumer protection claims against MD Cosmetics Medical Spa and its owner, Erin Jewell. The settlement resolves the Attorney General’s claim that MD Cosmetics engaged in unfair and deceptive conduct by closing […]


Vermont House approves consumer protection legislation

News Release — Office of the Speaker of the House January 17, 2018 Contact: Katherine Levasseur Office of the Speaker of the House [email protected] The House today unanimously approved H.593, the consumer protection bill. This legislation addresses automatic contract renewals, retainage for construction materials, credit protection for vulnerable persons and use of credit information for […]


Leahy introduces Consumer Privacy Protection Act

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy Nov. 14, 2017 Press Contact: David Carle (202) 224-3693 . . . The Massive Equifax Breach Again Reveals The Urgent Need For Consumer Privacy Safeguards (TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017) — Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), joined by five other senators, Tuesday introduced comprehensive consumer privacy legislation to protect Americans’ sensitive […]