2017 Press Releases

Over 3,790 Utah consumers who lost money to Western Union scams have until February 12, 2018 to file refund claim with Federal Trade Commission

December 18, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced today that the…

Grinch proof Holiday Shopping by adding Consumer Protection to your list

November 21, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Department of Commerce, announced today that the Utah…

Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing completes national construction fraud sting, nabs unlicensed contractors in St. George and Northern Utah with 45 Citations and $23K in fines

July 7, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Commerce announced today that the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional…

Text claiming Utah consumer owed unclaimed property calling cell phones

June 27, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced today that the…

Consumer Alert: Robot telemarketing calls ringing Utah phones off the hook

June 1, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced today that the…

Consumer Alert: Mother’s Day Facebook scam luring shoppers with bogus coupons

May 11, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced today the Utah…

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing rolls out updated Controlled Substance Database with faster response time, enhanced features, and additional patient prescription history to aid healthcare professionals with Utah’s opioid crisis

March 17, 2017
Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce announced today that the Division of Occupational and Professional…

Division of Consumer Protection warns fake utility scam still calling Utah customers

March 6, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced today the Utah…

Utah Division of Consumer Protection signs national $5M Settlement Agreement with Western Union over wire transfer scams

January 31, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced today that the…

New Imposter Phone Scam spoofs Utah government in solar energy scheme

January 3, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced today that the…