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Attorney General Fox Urges FCC to Allow Use of Call-Blocking Technologies by Phone Companies

Attorney General Fox announced today he has urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allow phone companies to utilize call-blocking technologies that would better protect consumers from unwanted calls and scams. Call-blocking...

 
 By Anastasia Burton    News    July 2, 2014

MT DOJ Warns Consumers About Home Repair Scam

A recent bout of heavy storms and mountain snow may have pushed summer back a couple of weeks in parts of the state, but Attorney General Tim Fox’s Office of Consumer Protection has already heard about door-to-door home repair scams that pop up in...

 
 By Anastasia Burton    News    May 28, 2014

Consumer Alert

The Office of Consumer Protection at the Montana Department of Justice wants to alert you to a message involving eBay accounts. Yesterday, eBay Inc. announced that the company asked all eBay users to change their eBay passwords due to a cyber attack...

 

Scam Alert

The Office of Consumer Protection at the Montana Department of Justice wants to alert you to a scam involving utility companies which is targeting mainly businesses.  It works like this: The person receiving the call will be told by the person on...

 
 By Anastasia Burton    News    April 2, 2014

SCAM ALERT

The Office of Consumer Protection at the Montana Department of Justice wants to alert you to a fast-moving phone scam called the largest of its kind targeting taxpayers across the country. Victims have reported threats of license suspension, arrest...

 

State, County Officials Seek Information in Case of Missing Sidney Woman

On February 14, 2013, Nicole Waller left Fairview, Montana to return home to her three young children in Kalispell.  When Waller, 32, didn't return, family members reported her missing; Waller's...

 

As Insurance Exchange Launches, State's Consumer Protection Office Offers Tips to Avoid Scams

With the launch of Montana’s health insurance exchange this week, the Office of Consumer Protection at the state Department of Justice is offering tips to help Montanans avoid identity theft scams related to medical services and health insurance pr...

 

New Public Safety Measures To Take Effect October 1

Several new public safety laws will take effect in Montana beginning October 1.  The measures, which were a priority of Attorney General Tim Fox during the 2013 legislative session, passed with overwhelming bi-partisan support. “The Montana Depart...

 

MT Depart. of Justice Announces Grants to Fund Wishes of Montana's Seriously Ill Children

Today, the Montana Department of Justice announced the availability of $67,730 in Chrome for Kids Wish Fund grants.  These funds are made available through a special Chrome for Kids motorcycle license plate that is used to fund efforts by...

 

Montana Protests BLM's Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Rules

Attorney General Tim Fox announced today that Montana has joined four other  states protesting the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) re-proposed rule to regulate hydraulic fracturing operations on federal and Indian lands.  In a letter to...

 
 By Anastasia Burton    News    April 3, 2013

State Sex Offender Registry SB 213 Passed Both the Senate and the House

Attorney General Tim Fox joined Governor Steve Bullock yesterday as he signed legislation making Montana a safer place to live. SB 213, introduced at the request of Attorney General Fox, closes a loophole in current Montana law when it comes to...

 

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