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Top 2021 NYS Consumer Frauds Listed


What were the top three consumer frauds received by the state Attorney General last year? 

  • Internet-Related – services and service providers, data privacy and security, fraud.
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes for things such as security deposits and harassment. 
  • Retail related – price gouging, defective merchandise, poor service, pet stores and animal breeders.

The Attorney General’s advice for the Internet? 

  • Don’t use the same password for multiple accounts
  • Never reuse passwords – try using a password manager
  • Enable two-factor authentication
  • Check your online accounts regularly for unauthorized transactions
  • Consider registering with a breach notification service.

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