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Consumer Alerts


Protecting and informing consumers is an important part of the work we do everyday at the Minnesota Department of Commerce.

We routinely take actions against companies and individuals for breaking the law and preying on innocent consumers. We also issue important information in the form of alerts, tips and warnings to help consumers protect themselves from fraudsters.

Here you will find the latest warnings, alerts and tips issued by the Minnesota Department of Commerce. These consumer alerts are based on the research and investigations conducted by our team of experts.

  • Commerce Department Offers Tips for Minnesotans Interested in New Ride-Sharing Services | Cars with pink mustaches and new ride-share phone apps are sparking interest in the Twin Cities, as well as other cities across the country.  Before hitting the road, the Minnesota Department of Commerce is offering the following consumer information to drivers and customers to explain potential insurance issues for Minnesotans interested in participating in ridesharing or transportation networking company (TNC) services.

  • Travelocity Refunds | Nearly 82,000 Minnesota consumers who purchased travel insurance on Travelocity.com between June 1, 2009 and January 24, 2012 are eligible for a refund for the full cost of the premium (between $24.95 and $44.95 per traveler).

  • Nationwide Insurance security breach estimated to affect 98,191 Minnesota households | As the Nationwide data breach reaches approximately 1.1 million affected consumers across the country including 98,191 Minnesotans.