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Press Releases, Consumer Alerts and Notices
Attorney General Sam Olens Joins $41.2M Multi-State Settlement with Hyundai, Kia over Fuel Economy Claims
Hyundai and Kia settle with States to resolve allegations that they overstated the fuel efficiency of certain vehicles...
Attorney General Olens Warns Consumers to Beware of Flood-Damaged Vehicles Being Sold in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew
How to spot a flood-damaged vehicle...
How to avoid charity and home repair scams...
Attorney General Sam Olens and the FTC Halt Multi-Million Dollar Scam Perpetrated by Laptop & Desktop Repair, LLC
State and FTC allege that electronics buyback company perpetrated bait-and-switch scheme...
State alleges that company engaged in abusive, unfair and deceptive acts and practices...
Company allegedly did not provide promised services to homeless people...
State alleges that company baited consumers with deceptively low ad prices...
Southtowne Dealerships to Repurchase Vehicles and Pay $95K for Failing to Comply with Georgia Lemon Law
Consumers who purchased Lemon Law buyback vehicles may be eligible to sell the cars for clean trade-in value...
Attorney General Sam Olens Announces Compensation For Georgia Consumers Under Settlements With Volkswagen Over Emissions Fraud
VW Required to Repurchase or Fix Falsely-Marketed Diesel Vehicles, Provide Restitution and Address Environmental Harms; Attorneys General Obtain More Than $570 Million in Civil Penalties
Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens today announced that Family Dermatology, P.C. entered into a settlement with the State of Georgia in response to allegations that it violated the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act by attempting to collect debts from consumers without sufficiently confirming that the debts were valid and/or that the billing statements were accurate.
Attorney General Sam Olens Settles Claims Against Two Sham Cancer Charities; Charities Dissolved and Leader Banned From Working for Non-Profits
Cancer Fund of America Inc., Cancer Support Services Inc. and their leader, James Reynolds Sr. allegedly spent the majority of donations on their operators, families and friends, and fundraisers, instead of to help cancer patients...
MoneyGram to pay $13M to States and improve its anti-fraud program
Threatening phone calls claiming to come from the IRS are scams...
Governor's Office of Consumer Protection Announces $6 Million Settlement with Credit Reporting Agencies
Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion Agree to Significant Changes...
Governor's Office of Consumer Protection Announces $158 Million Mobile Cramming Settlements with Sprint and Verizon
National Mobile Cramming Settlements Now Total $353 Million...
America's Choice Publishers Settles with GOCP to Resolve Problems with Deceptive Sweepstakes that Targeted the Elderly
Magazine/sweepstakes telemarketer to pay $90K to the State...
Debt Collector RSB Equity Group Enters into $13 Million Settlement with the Governor's Office of Consumer Protection
Debt collector alleged to have threatened and harassed consumers will forgive over $13M in purported consumer debt...
John Sours, Administrator of the Governor's Office of Consumer Protection, announced that Utah-based home security company Vivint, Inc. (formerly known as “APX Alarm Systems”) has entered into a settlement to address deceptive marketing, advertising and sales practices.
Governor's Office of Consumer Protection Announces National $90 Million Cramming Settlement with T-Mobile
Settlement resolves allegations that T-Mobile placed unauthorized charges for third-party services on consumers' mobile telephone bills...
Governor's Office of Consumer Protection Announces $3.8 Million Multi-State Settlement with Sirius XM
Sirius XM to pay restitution for misleading advertising and billing practices...