In honor of National Consumer Protection week, the Texas Attorney General’s Office is reminding the public of consumer protection resources available on their website.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said education is an important first step in protecting one’s self against scams, especially during the busy tax season.

“Every day Texans lose money to scams and frauds. Part of what we do at the Attorney General’s Office is help protect consumers by spreading the word about the latest scams, and what to do if you are a victim,” said Attorney General Paxton. “A wide variety of important topics are addressed in the consumer protection section of our website – from guidance on giving wisely to a charitable organization to preventing identity theft as well as identifying common fraudulent schemes.”

As well as providing information on avoiding scams, the site has a function to alert consumers on emerging scams.

Find out more online.