South Dakota Attorney General's Office

State law prohibits the Attorney General or members of his staff from providing private legal advice to the general public. The Attorney General serves as legal advisor for the state officials and certain local officials.

 

The major responsibilities of the Division of Consumer Protection are:

 

* Investigate false, misleading, or deceptive trade practices

 

* Enforce consumer laws designed to protect the public and legitimate business community

 

* Enforce statutes relating to buying clubs, telephone solicitation, telemarketing, and sweepstakes

 

* Advise consumers of their basic rights under consumer laws

 

* Distribute consumer education materials

 

* Assist in the preparation of legislation designed to protect consumers

 

* Participate in multi-jurisdictional actions with other state and federal law enforcement agencies

 

* Advise consumers of complaints on file against specific companies

 

Contact Attorney General

 

SD Attorney General's Office Address:
Office of the Attorney General
1302 E Hwy 14
Suite 1
Pierre SD 57501-8501

Phone (Routine Business):
(605) 773-3215

TTY: (605) 773-6585
Fax: (605) 773-4106
E-mail: atghelp@state.sd.us

 

Division of Consumer Protection
1302 E Hwy 14
Suite 3
Pierre SD 57501-8503

Phone: (605) 773-4400
Consumer Help Line: 1-800-300-1986 (South Dakota only)
Fax: 773-7163
E-Mail: consumerhelp@state.sd.us

 

Division of Criminal Investigation
1302 E Hwy 14
Suite 5
Pierre SD 57501-8505

Phone: (605) 773-3331
Fax: (605) 773-4629
E-mail: atghelp@state.sd.us

 

Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
1302 E Hwy 14
Suite 4
Pierre SD 57501-8504

Phone: (605) 773-4102
Fax: (605) 773-6279
E-mail: medicaidfraud@state.sd.us