Consumer protection

The Consumer Assistance Division in the Department of the Attorney General is charged with protecting Utah's consumers (particularly in the areas of enforcing federal and state antitrust laws, handling cybercrime, enforcing laws to protect consumers from fraud, identity fraud, and ensuring against Medicaid fraud), along with the Department of Commerce's Division of Consumer Protection. The protection division investigates and mediates complaints and allegations of unfair, deceptive, or fraudulent business practices. It also conducts ongoing consumer education programs to teach consumers how to recognize consumer fraud and how to avoid becoming a victim. The right's division supplies attorneys for subsequent legal action.