Consumer Education

Consumer Education

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.   

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We have a wealth of information about your rights and responsibilities on a variety of consumer topics.

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Consumer Alerts

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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Consumer Ed

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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Links to other consumer and government agencies.

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If you believe a business acted unfairly, deceptively or unlawfully, you can file a complaint with our office.