Lori Swanson

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
Lori Swanson
Minnesota Attorney General

Tue
24
Apr

Your Legal Rights: Motor Vehicle Warranties


Minnesota Attorney General, Lori Swanson

It is a common occurrence: people receive a mailing claiming that a car’s warranty is expired. The mailer lists the make, model, and year of the car, leading people to believe the mailing is an official notice from their manufacturer or dealer.

Tue
03
Apr

Your Legal Rights: Using public Wi-Fi networks


Minnesota Attorney General, Lori Swanson

While public Wi-Fi networks offer free and convenient access to the internet in public spaces, other network users may be able to watch your activity online and obtain your passwords and account information, putting you at risk of theft or identit

Wed
14
Feb

Your Legal Rights: Your Legal Rights: Beware of utility shut-off scams


Minnesota Attorney General, Lori Swanson

Minnesota is a state with four seasons. When temperatures spike over 90 or dip below zero degrees, it can be crucial to keep the power on. And people count on electricity to fuel technology.

Tue
02
Jan

Your Legal Rights: Don’t dial “1” to stop bogus calls


Minnesota Attorney General, Lori Swanson

It can happen like this: "Ted" answers his phone. A pre-recorded voice instructs him to press "1" to stop future calls or "2" to speak with a live person. Ted presses "1" because he wants the calls to stop.

Tue
28
Nov

Your Legal Rights: Pension advance schemes


Minnesota Attorney General, Lori Swanson

Some companies attempt to convince people to hand over some of their monthly pension payments in exchange for a short-term loan.

Mon
30
Oct

Your Legal Rights: Reporting abuse of vulnerable adults


Minnesota Attorney General, Lori Swanson

In southern Minnesota, a woman who was previously suspended from the practice of law was appointed as a guardian for dozens of vulnerable adults.

Fri
22
Sep

Your Legal Rights: What to do in response to the Equifax Data Breach


Minnesota Attorney General, Lori Swanson

Equifax, a major national credit bureau, recently announced a massive data breach affecting 143 million consumers nationwide.

Fri
25
Aug

Your Legal Rights: beware of internet escrow scams


Minnesota Attorney General, Lori Swanson

Buying and selling items online has become more common in recent years. Annually, people post millions of items for sale on online classified websites, and exchange billions of dollars via online payment services to purchase them.

Mon
24
Jul

Your Legal Rights: Internet and television service bait and switch


Minnesota Attorney General, Lori Swanson

Most people want the best rate they can get for internet or cable television or satellite television service. Some providers offer aggressive promotions that claim to save you money.

Tue
18
Jul

Your Legal Rights: Three-Day Cooling-Off law for contracts


Minnesota Attorney General, Lori Swanson

Consumers enter into contracts for a variety of products and services.  Some consumers mistakenly believe they have a legal right to cancel any contract within a three-day “cooling-off” period.  However, most contracts do not provide for a “coolin

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