Who Can You Complain to in Mississippi?

Consumer Protection Division
MS Attorney General‘s Office
P.O. Box 220
Jackson, MS 39205
(601) 359-3680

To file a complaint online, click here.

Mississippi’s Laws

Here’s a snapshot of Mississippi’s laws regarding deceptive advertising:

Mississippi Code § 75-24-5: Lists a number of acts that are deemed unfair or deceptive trade practices, including, but not limited to, advertising goods or services with the intent not to sell them as advertised.

Possible Penalties

Some of the penalties that fraudulent or deceptive advertisers may suffer in Mississippi include:

  • Up to $10,000 per violation of the law against deceptive advertising, if the violation was knowing and willful (Mississippi Code § 75-24-19);

Small Claims Court in Mississippi

If you’re not trying to recover big bucks, but rather just trying to recoup the money you spent on a product or service after being duped by a false ad, then you might consider filing a lawsuit in Small Claims Court.

For general info about filing a lawsuit in Small Claims Court, click here.

For info on how to file a Small Claims lawsuit in Mississippi, click here.

Researching Consumer Complaints 

To obtain copies of complaints consumers have filed against a business, you can send a Freedom of Information request to:

Consumer Protection Division
MS Attorney General’s Office
P.O. Box 220
Jackson, MS 39205

A sample Freedom of Information request can be found here.

**Please note that this page is informational only and does not take the place of legal advice.  Please also note that the above summary is meant to provide a brief look at the laws in Mississippi, and not a comprehensive list.**

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The chief law enforcement official in each one of the 50 states; also refers to the person heading the federal government’s Justice Department

A court order that requires a person or company to do a particular act or to refrain from doing a particular act. Example? A court order prohibiting a company from using an ad that’s been deemed deceptive.

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