Protecting Georgia Consumers

The Georgia Department of Law’s Consumer Protection Division protects Georgia consumers and legitimate businesses from unfair and deceptive practices involving consumer transactions. We do this by investigating consumer complaints, monitoring the marketplace, taking enforcement action against violators of the law and through consumer education.

File a Complaint

If you believe a business has acted in an unfair, deceptive or unlawful way, you can submit a complaint to our office.   

Lemon Law

Have you had continuing problems with a vehicle you purchased new, leased new or registered new in Georgia? The Lemon Law provides a self-help process to help get eligible vehicles repaired, replaced or repurchased.

Price Gouging

The Price Gouging Statute is currently in effect throughout Georgia until 11:59pm on February 7, 2021.

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Latest Press Releases

Locksmith Company to Pay Over $250,000 in Penalties and Consumer Restitution

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that locksmith company King David Business Services, LLC and its owner, Asher Uziel, (collectively “King David”), have entered into a settlement requiring them to pay $250,000 in civil penalties plus restitution to consumers who complained to the Attorney General, to resolve allegations that the company engaged in unfair and deceptive practices by, among other things, misrepresenting themselves as local businesses, misrepresenting their prices and misrepresenting the time within which the company would arrive to perform requested locksmith services.

Carr Secures $231K in Refunds to Georgia Students and Families for Canceled Trips

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the Georgia Attorney General’s office has entered into a Consent Judgment with Voyageurs International Ltd. (“Voyageurs”) and its owner, Gilford Mahaffy, to resolve allegations that the company unlawfully retained a $1,900 cancelation fee from numerous high school music students and their families who had prepaid for a trip to Europe that was subsequently unilaterally canceled by the company due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Consent Judgment, which was filed with the Court on December 29, 2020, requires Voyageurs to pay $231,560.00 in restitution to the Attorney General’s Office to be disbursed in its entirety to the affected Georgia consumers. 

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Report Suspicious or Illegal Activity

Download the “See Something, Send Something” App so you can easily report price gouging or suspicious or illegal activity in Georgia.