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Deadline Approaching For Delaware Scam Victims Who Used Western Union To Claim Repayments

Date Posted: Friday, January 12th, 2018
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Delaware consumers who used Western Union from 2004 to 2017 to send money to scammers and lost their money are reminded they have a month to file a claim to get their money back under a legal settlement. Under a settlement between Western Union and state attorneys general, including Delaware, anyone who was tricked by […]




DOJ Consumer Protection Unit Reminds Delawareans About Jury Duty Phone Scammers

Date Posted: Friday, December 22nd, 2017
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Attorney General Matt Denn and the Department of Justice Consumer Protection Unit warn Delawareans about scam calls regarding jury duty being made to residents. DOJ and other agencies have alerted the public to these scams previously, but have received continued reports of them occurring, including recently in Sussex County. In the scam, the consumer is […]




Attorney General’s Office Warns Delawareans About Rental Scams

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

The Consumer Protection Unit of the Delaware Department of Justice warns Delawareans during this peak vacation season to be careful when they are looking for a vacation rental. The scammers operating rental scam schemes find legitimate rental postings and capture the information and photos of the property, and then list it on Craigslist or other […]




Home Improvement Contractor Arrested for Defrauding Delaware Homeowners

Date Posted: Friday, May 27th, 2016
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases Fraud

Department of Justice Consumer Protection Unit asks other potential victims to come forward The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit announced that a New Castle County-based contractor faces criminal charges for defrauding multiple Delaware homeowners. Mario Mareno, 49, doing business as Tradesmen Services, was arrested on Friday, May 13 by the First State Fugitive Task Force […]




Department of Justice Consumer Protection Unit Issues Consumer Alert

Date Posted: Monday, July 6th, 2015
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

WILMINGTON, DE – The Consumer Protection Unit of the Delaware Department of Justice is warning Delawareans of a number of scams involving wire transfers and prepaid debit cards. The message is simple – don’t wire money to anyone who asks you to. Wiring money is like sending cash. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. The same […]





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