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The best way to protect yourself from consumer problems is to become an educated consumer. That means knowing your rights and obligations under the law, how to find a reputable business and how to spot a scam.
Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers to be on the lookout for price gouging and scams in response to Tropical Storm Ian.
“Unfortunately, con artists will try to take advantage of those impacted by a weather-related disaster or individuals looking to donate to their neighbors in need,” said Carr. “As we continue to pray for the families and communities in the path of Tropical Storm Ian, we want to remind consumers of the important steps they can take to protect themselves from price gouging and scams. We know this is a difficult and scary time for many, and anyone who is artificially increasing costs on the backs of hardworking Georgians will be held accountable.”
Attorney General Chris Carr and Insurance Commissioner John King are warning consumers whose homes were damaged by the recent flooding in northwest Georgia to be on the lookout for home repair fraud and price gouging.
“With scammers ready to prey on vulnerable storm victims, we want to ensure that Georgians are aware of their protections under the law and know how to spot and avoid a scam,” said Attorney General Carr. “If your home was damaged by the recent flooding, contact your insurance provider and thoroughly research a contractor before hiring anyone to make repairs. We know the aftermath of severe weather can be difficult for those impacted, and we stand ready to assist any Georgian who thinks they may have encountered a storm-related scam.”
Our ConsumerEd.Georgia.gov website helps you navigate major purchase decisions, like buying a car or a home, and teaches you how to manage your money, protect against identity theft and avoid problems. It also contains our "Ask Consumer Ed" blog, where you can read answers to actual consumer questions or submit your own question.
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If you believe a business acted unfairly, deceptively or unlawfully, you can file a complaint with our office.