Cook County State's Attorney Foxx recognizes National Consumer Protection Week

March 7, 2018

In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week (March 4 – 10, 2018), State’s Attorney Kim Foxx focuses on services provided by the office’s Consumer Fraud Unit, who prosecute violators of Illinois consumer protection laws in Cook County.

“The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office operates a Consumer Fraud Unit for the benefit of consumers who are victimized by unscrupulous persons and businesses,” said State's Attorney Foxx. “If you are a victim of fraud, the Consumer Fraud Unit may be able to help you recover your losses,
prosecute the person or business responsible for the fraud, and prevent other members of the public from falling victim to the same scheme.”

The Consumer Fraud Unit is staffed by specialists who handle inquiries regarding home repair fraud, identify theft, and travel scams. In the last few years, the unit has experienced an increase in complaints and inquiries about mortgage rescue and loan modification scams. The services of the
Consumer Fraud Unit are free.

The unit also provides a dedicated Immigration Services Fraud hotline at 312-603-8678 for complaints about immigration fraud. All calls to the hotline are confidential and federal immigration authorities will not be contacted.

To initiate a complaint, or for more information regarding the State’s Attorney’s Office Consumer Fraud Unit, please call 312-603-8600. Additional information about consumer protection tips and downloadable complaint forms can be found on the office’s website at cookcountystatesattorney.org.