The North Dakota Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division (CPAT) is responsible for enforcing various state laws in relation to consumer protection and fair business practices.
- The division receives consumer complaints, conducts investigations and awards compensation to the deserving parties.
- The division enacts the do-not call laws that forbid telemarketing companies from making soliciting calls to consumers during the restricted hours.
- Further, the division also prevents debt collection agencies form threatening consumers through violence, use of profane language or using false representations for seeking debt repayments.
- The division also warns consumers not to respond to soliciting e-mails from unknown sources in order to prevent phishing scams and possible identity thefts.