Consumer Scams

Protecting Arizona seniors form financial exploitation is an important function of the Attorney General's Office. This office addresses fraud and deceptive practices in areas like financial scams, telemarketing fraud, home repair, and bogus charities. Con artists use everyday tools to commit these types of scams - the mailbox, the telephone, and the internet. Find information on a few of the top consumer scams, by clicking on the links below. 

Charity Scams Predatory Lending
Debt Collections Pyramid Schemes
Door-to-Door Sales Sweepstakes & Lotteries
Internet Auctions Travel Scams
Home Improvement Schemes Moving Fraud


Other types of scams are described in The Senior Toolkit and by clicking on Federal Trade Commission Scam Alerts

Follow these universal rules to safeguard yourself and your money:

  • Do not give anyone your financial or other personal information unless you know who you are dealing with. 
  • Do not wire money or send a check to someone you don't know.
  • Do not trust a name or number. Contact a company or agency, directly, to verify if they made the call or sent the letter.
  • Register all your phone numbers with Scammers ignore it, but legitimate businesses generally honor the list.

Other consumer information you should know: 

Three-Day Right of Cancellation Tips for Holiday Shopping

If you are aware of or have been the victim of a scam, call us at 602-542-2124, 844-894-4735 (toll free), or email