Consumer Protection Unit
The Consumer Protection Unit (CPU) at the Wyoming Attorney General's Office aims to educate and protect consumers, and enforce Wyoming's Consumer Protection Act (Act). The Act prohibits businesses from taking advantage of consumers through various types of misrepresentations, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The Act also authorizes the Attorney General to file a lawsuit when he has reasonable cause to believe that a business has violated the Act and that proceedings would be in the public interest.
The Wyoming CPU investigates complaints alleging a pattern or practice of unfair or deceptive acts or practices. Information from consumers allows us to identify and devote our resources to the most serious cases involving widespread injury to Wyoming’s consumers and its business environment.
If your complaint involves misrepresentations or deceptive practices arising out of a purchase or other transaction made for personal, family or household purposes, please file a consumer complaint with our office. Learn more about the consumer complaint process here. Please remember that the Attorney General represents the State of Wyoming and cannot act as your private attorney or provide legal advice. Any legal action our office takes is on behalf of the state.
There are other options available to assist you with resolving your complaint. The Wyoming Attorney General's Office is not the only agency that can assist consumers. Learn more about other helpful agencies here. You might also consider hiring a private attorney to assist you.
Details regarding investigations, enforcement actions, and other matters resolved on behalf of consumers by the Attorney General's Office can be found on our recent cases page.
Toll Free in Wyoming (800) 438-5799
Fax (307) 777-3435
IRS IMPERSONATION SCAM
Consumers have reported receiving calls from people who claim to be from the IRS and demanding payment for taxes. Victims have reported that callers have threatened to suspend licenses, arrest or deport targets. If you receive one of these calls the best thing to do is hang up. Here are some additional things that you can do:
• If you owe Federal taxes, or think you might owe taxes, call the IRS at 800-829-1040. IRS workers can help you with your payment questions.
• If you don’t owe taxes, fill out the “IRS Impersonation scam” form on the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration website.
• or call your complaint in to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 800-366-4484.