Nebraska AG launches new Consumer Affairs Response Team

Peterson created CART to protect Nebraskans from frauds, scams, and unfair and deceptive business practices.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson announced the launch of the Consumer Affairs Response Team (CART) on Thursday.

Peterson launched CART to protect Nebraskans from frauds, scams, and unfair and deceptive business practices. CART will serve as part of the Attorney General’s Communications staff.

According to the FTC, during the COVID-19 pandemic identity theft reports increased 65% and other consumer scam reports increased 27%.

CART will assist with one-on-one support to cover a broad range of consumer issues, such as scams, fraud and identity theft education.

CART also distributes Consumer Protection Kits to those interested in taking precautionary measures against any scams. Kits provide information on common frauds and scams and are available by request online or by calling the Attorney General’s Office.

People can contact CART online at ProtectTheGoodLife.Nebraska.gov or by calling the Attorney General’s Office at 402-471-2682.

 

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