Office of the Vermont Attorney General

Consumer Assistance Program at the University of Vermont

Call us at 800-649-2424 or e-mail AGO.CAP@vermont.gov

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For over three decades, the Vermont Attorney General and UVM have worked together to help Vermont consumers and businesses. CAP student volunteers and professional staff can help you solve problems with a business, find answers from state government and connect you with other resources.

Consumer Information

Identity Theft and Information on the Equifax Data Security Breach

To check if you were personally affected by the breach, you may visit Equifax’s website: www.equifaxsecurity2017.com. To place a fraud...

November 28, 2017

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Consumer Information

Lead-safe Housing for all: Landlord Restoration Program

The Landlord Restoration Program (Program) is for landlords/owners of pre-1978 rental property. Our goal is to help ensure lead-safe...

November 28, 2017

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Consumer Information

Data Broker Working Group

Information relating to the Data Broker Regulation Working Group, including announcements and all comments submitted, will be posted here....

July 26, 2017

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Today I joined the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. (VSAC) to raise awareness about student loan scams. Recent graduates should be particularly wary of phone calls in which the caller says they are a “debt relief company” or a “document preparation company." If it sounds too good to be true, ask questions. Pick up the phone and call VSAC at 1-800-862-3177.

Here are some of the warning signs of a student loan scam:

High pressure sales pitch
Hefty upfront fee
Blank contracts
Deceptive logos
Overreaching or misuse of power of attorney
Asking for a student loan PIN number

If you would like to make a complaint about a scam, call the AGO's Consumer Assistance Program at 1-800-649-2424. ago.vermont.gov/blog/2018/11/13/beware-of-student-loan-scams/
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