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The Washington, DC Office of the Attorney General (OAG) enforces the District's consumer protection and antitrust laws. It brings court actions to stop deceptive, anticompetitive, or unconscionable business practices and to obtain compensation for consumers. Although OAG does not represent individual consumers, it helps consumers and merchants to resolve their disputes. In addition, it uses consumer complaint information to determine whether there is a pattern or practice by a business that warrants investigation or possible legal action by OAG.
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