New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release

Kate Spiner, Director of Communications | 603-573-6103

Brandon H. Garod, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Chief, Consumer Protection and Anti-Trust Bureau | (603) 271-1217

Attorney General Issues Warning About Scammers Impersonating Department of Justice

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald issues a warning regarding a scam using his name and title in a forged letter that appears to notify the recipient that a legal proceeding has been initiated against them. The letter, which appears to be on Department of Justice letterhead and signed by Attorney General Gordon MacDonald, also requests a payment from the recipient as part of the legal proceedings.

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The Office of the Attorney General would under no circumstances notify individuals by mail that they have been charged with a crime nor would this office issue a letter requesting payment in order to resolve criminal charges.

If you have received a communication that appears to be from this office, you may report or verify its authenticity by calling the Consumer Complaint Hotline at 1-888-468-4454.


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New Hampshire Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658