Oregon DOJ News

AG Rosenblum and Other Leaders Issue Anti-Discrimination Call to Action in Support of the Asian American Community

Oregonians Encouraged to Sign the Call to Action Oregon Attorney General Rosenblum, along with the Attorney General’s Steering Committee Against Hate Crimes, today issued an anti-discrimination Call to Action signed by Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Secretary of State Bev Clarno, Treasurer Tobias Read, Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle, and more than 70 community leaders and groups… View Article

Posted in Hate and Bias Crimes, Media Release, News on April 3, 2020

Scammers may try to steal direct payments to Americans for COVID-19 relief

Scam Alert As the Coronavirus takes a growing toll on peoples’ pocketbooks, there are reports that the federal government will soon be sending money by check or direct deposit to qualifying Americans. The details are still being worked out, but there are some important things to keep in mind, no matter what this looks like. “Normally I… View Article

Posted in Consumer Protection, News on March 26, 2020

33 Attorneys General Warn Amazon, Facebook, Ebay, Craigslist: You Aren’t Exempt from Price Gouging Laws

Attorney General Rosenblum today joined 32 Attorneys General in a letter urging online giants Amazon, Facebook, Ebay, Walmart, and Craigslist to rigorously monitor price gouging practices by third-party online sellers. On March 16, 2020 at Rosenblum’s request, Governor Kate Brown declared an “abnormal disruption to the Oregon marketplace” due to COVID-19. This declaration allows Rosenblum’s… View Article

Posted in Consumer Protection, Media Release on March 25, 2020

Security Tips for Telecommuters During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Scam Alert WORKING FROM HOME? Keeping your home online workplace secure during the COVID-19 outbreak. While working from home can – and hopefully will – help slow the spread of the coronavirus, it brings new challenges: juggling work while kids are home from school; learning new software and collaboration programs; and managing paper files at home. As… View Article

Posted in Consumer Protection, News on March 23, 2020

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum urges businesses to refund or credit cancellations due to coronavirus-related restrictions

Scam Alert Today Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum released the following statement thanking airlines, event organizers, hotels, day cares and other businesses that have displayed good corporate citizenship by refunding consumers or issuing credit for cancellations made with the safety of our community in mind: “Oregonians have canceled vacations, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, concerts and sporting events for the… View Article

Posted in Consumer Protection, News on March 18, 2020