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When to File a Complaint About an Oregon Business

Not every transaction goes as advertised. Some deals are too good to be true. Sometimes a business will act in a less than ethical way.

The Oregon Department of Justice is committed to ensuring a fair and safe market place. If you feel you’ve been taken advantage of, there are steps you can take — both online and on the phone.

If you want to take legal action, please contact a private attorney or file suit in local small claims court ». If you need help finding a lawyer, the Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service » can help.

How to File a Consumer Complaint About an Oregon Business

Submit a Consumer Complaint Online


After Submitting a Complaint

After submitting a complaint:

  1. The complaint may be assigned to a consumer complaint specialist. You will receive further information, including a file number and a copy of the letter sent to the business that is the subject of the complaint.
  2. If the complaint is better handled by another government agency, it will be referred to that agency. You will receive notice of the referral.
  3. If the complaint was sent for informational purposes only, you will receive an acknowledgment letter.

If you have any questions, call our Consumer Hotline at 1-877-877-9392

The Attorney General’s Consumer Hotline is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and is staffed by dedicated volunteers who field more than 50,000 calls each year.

Search Oregon’s Consumer Complaint Database

Oregon’s Consumer Complaint Database » is built from consumer contacts since January 1, 2008 and is for information only. It may not offer a complete, accurate or comprehensive account of every incident. Several factors, including a company’s size and volume of transactions, may affect the likelihood of a complaint being filed.

Search Complaints Against Oregon Businesses »

Join the Oregon Scam Alert Network

The Scam Alert Network provides up-to-the-minute information about scams, frauds and other threats to consumers. Click the link below and enter your email address to be added to the network. We won’t share your email address, and we’ll only send scam alerts.

Learn More About the Oregon Scam Alert Network

Complaints About a Charity or Solicitation

The Oregon Department of Justice Charitable Activities Section » supervises and regulates the activities of charitable organizations in the state.

If you want to file a complaint about a charitable non profit or solicitation, use the online form » or mail a completed form or letter to:

Charitable Activities Section
Oregon Department of Justice
100 SW Market St.
Portland, OR 97201

Note that complaints filed with the Charitable Activities Section may become part of public record. If you are concerned about confidentiality, please call us at 971-673-1880 before submitting your complaint so that we can discuss your request for confidential treatment.

Submit a complaint online about an Oregon charity or nonprofit »

Report Elder Abuse and Neglect

Fighting elder abuse is a top priority for the Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) and Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum.

Possible elder abuse should be reported through Oregon’s toll-free hotline:

1-855-503-SAFE (7233)

or on the DHS website ». If it is an emergency please dial 9-1-1.

Victims of elder abuse may be slow to recognize and report the abuse. Learn more about the warning signs of elder abuse » and about what Oregon’s Attorney General is doing to combat elder abuse ».

Report Medicaid Fraud

If you suspect Medicaid fraud may be occurring in Oregon, please file a report by doing one of the following:

  • File a fraud allegation report online »
  • Call the DHS Fraud Hotline at 1-888-372-8301 (8:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time)
  • Fax your written complaint to 503-373-1525. Address your fax to ATTN: HOTLINE
  • Mail your written complaint to:

Investigations Unit
P.O. Box 14150
Salem, OR 97309

Please use one method as all complaints are processed by the same Client Fraud Hotline Coordinator.

You can also report Medicaid fraud to the U.S. Federal Department of Health and Human Services ».

Learn more about Medicaid fraud and how to spot it

Report a Do Not Call Violation

Is Your Number on the National Do Not Call List but Still Getting Unwanted Sales Calls?

If you are receiving telemarketing calls even though your number is registered with the National Do Not Call List, please submit a complaint on the National Do Not Call List » website.

Learn about the types of calls exempt from the Do Not Call rules