CONSUMER ALERTS

Vacation Timeshare Industry

In order to avoid falling victim to fraud when conducting business in the vacation timeshare industry, the Attorney General’s Office offers the following tips to Missouri consumers: Be skeptical of discounts. Discounts offered on travel clubs often sound too good to be true. Websites such as Travelocity and Orbitz can be used to cross-check discounts. Read More

Tips to Avoid Flood Damaged Cars

Attorney General Hawley warns consumers that thousands of vehicles have been damaged from recent hurricanes and have severe water damage. Consumers should take particular caution when purchasing vehicles of unknown history, follow a few common-sense practices to determine whether a low mileage vehicle is a bargain and not a flood damaged lemon, and pay attention if the title is a “salvaged,” “junk,” or “flood.” Read More

Equifax Data Breach

From what we understand, Equifax determined that there was unauthorized access to their online systems from May through July 2017. The information at risk involves names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, and addresses of approximately 143 million consumers. The breach also involved some driver’s license numbers and some credit card numbers. Read More


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