Oregon DOJ News

How to Avoid Gift Card Scams

Scam Alert Today is National Use Your Gift Card Day and many retailers are encouraging you to use your unused gift cards before they are forgotten. That is certainly a good thing to do-gift cards are fun to use because they feel like “free money” even though somebody (maybe even you) paid for them. However, the Attorney… View Article

Posted in Consumer Protection, News on January 18, 2020

AG Rosenblum Sues to Stop Trump Administration from Slashing SNAP Food Assistance

More than 21,000 Oregonians who currently receive benefits could lose them beginning April 1 Oregon today joined fifteen states and New York City in a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from eliminating food assistance for nearly 700,000 Americans. The lawsuit challenges a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) rule that would limit states’ ability… View Article

Posted in Media Release on January 16, 2020

Oregon Sunshine Committee 2020 Public Notice

The Oregon Sunshine Committee will be meeting on January 29, 2020 in the Oregon State Capitol. The meeting will be held at 1:30 PM, in Hearing Room 343 of the Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court St. NE, Salem, OR 97301. After introductions, and consideration of previous minutes, the Sunshine Committee will: Revisit the family law… View Article

Posted in Media Release, Public Records Reform on January 15, 2020

Settlement Announced with PayPal Charitable Giving Fund, Inc.

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum joined 23 state law enforcement partners in an agreement with PayPal Charitable Giving Fund (PPGF), Inc. The agreement ensures that donors receive necessary information and disclosures when making charitable contributions through the company’s online fundraising platform.  The platform conveniently allows donors to contribute funds electronically and select a charity that… View Article

Posted in Media Release on January 14, 2020

Attorney General Rosenblum Announces Labor Trafficking Task Force

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today, in commemoration of Human Trafficking Awareness Day, announced the creation of a new Labor Trafficking Task Force. The task force was formed between legislative sessions to study labor trafficking across the state and identify ways the Oregon legislature and other leaders can tackle the issue. According to the Oregon… View Article

Posted in Media Release on January 10, 2020