Carr Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Attorney General Chris Carr is recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by encouraging all Georgians to learn how to recognize, prevent and report instances of elder abuse. This year’s theme is “Building Strong Support for Elders.”

Carr Warns Georgians of Text Message Scams

Attorney General Chris Carr is warning Georgians to be on the lookout for text message scams, including texts from unknown or unexpected senders with links requesting payment or sensitive information.

“Scammers will use any means to commit their crimes, including sending texts that initially appear to come from a trusted source, such as a government entity, law enforcement agency, bank or well-known retailer,” said Carr. “What may seem like an urgent or enticing message is often an attempt by a fraudster to infect your device or steal your money or personal information. Our goal is to ensure Georgians have the resources they need to protect themselves from fraudsters and thieves, and we stand ready to assist any consumer who thinks they may have fallen victim to a text message scam.”

Carr: Older Adults Consumer Protection Guide Now Available in Korean

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced the release of a Korean-language version of the Department of Law’s Consumer Protection Guide for Older Adults. 

“Older adults, especially those who speak English as a second language, can be particularly vulnerable to scams and deceptive practices,” said Carr. “This guide was designed to empower older adults, their families, and caregivers by providing them with important information to make critical life decisions and avoid scams and abuse. As we close out Older Americans Month, we encourage all Georgians to take advantage of this resource to help protect themselves and their loved ones.”

Carr: Georgia Joins $19.2 Million Multistate Settlement with Ford Motor Company

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the State of Georgia has joined a $19.2 million multistate settlement with Ford Motor Company. The settlement resolves allegations that Ford falsely advertised the real-world fuel economy of model year 2013-2014 C-Max hybrids and the payload capacity of model year 2011-2014 Super Duty pickup trucks. As part of the settlement agreement, Georgia will receive $370,706.64.

CONSUMER ALERT: Carr Warns of Price Gouging, Other Scams During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

Some sellers may try to take advantage of this nationwide shortage by charging exorbitant prices for formula. Scammers may even create fake websites or advertisements offering baby formula in an attempt to steal people’s money. The State of Emergency for Supply Chain Disruptions protects Georgia consumers from price gouging. This emergency declaration is currently in effect throughout the State of Georgia until 11:59 PM on June 14, 2022. 

 

 

AG Carr and Commissioner King Urge Georgians to Guard Against Home Repair Fraud Following Severe Weather

Attorney General Chris Carr and Insurance Commissioner John King are urging Georgia residents to guard against home repair fraud and other scams following the occurrence of a tornado or any other severe storm.

Carr Recognizes Older Americans Month

Attorney General Chris Carr is recognizing Older Americans Month and encouraging all Georgians to learn how to recognize, prevent, and report the financial abuse or exploitation of older adults.

Carr Secures Over $4 Million for Georgia Consumers Deceived by TurboTax

Georgia joins all 50 states in agreement with TurboTax, Intuit Inc. for deceiving low-income Americans into paying for free tax services

Mavis Tire Supply Enters into Settlement

Mavis Tire Supply, LLC entered into a settlement on March 15, 2022, with the Georgia Department of Law resolving allegations that the company, which has over 50 locations in Georgia alone, engaged in unlawful and deceptive practices in the course of its vehicle repairs and its sale of automotive parts.

Carr Announces Settlement with Former Telemarketing Companies and Owner

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the Office of the Attorney General has entered into a settlement with Evergreen Publishing Group LLC, Readers Services, Inc. and their owner, Chris Sidhilall. The settlement resolves allegations that the companies, which are no longer in business, engaged in illegal and deceptive telemarketing activities in the course of selling magazine subscriptions to older and disabled adults. 

Carr Recognizes National Consumer Protection Week

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is joining a group of federal, state and local government agencies and national consumer advocacy organizations in recognizing National Consumer Protection Week during March 6-12, 2022.

CONSUMER ALERT: Customer Data from the 2021 T-Mobile Data Breach Found on the Dark Web

Georgia customers urged to protect their personal information

Carr: Georgia Joins Multistate Agreement to Secure Private Debt Relief for Former Argosy University Students

Settlement includes the cancellation of over $150,000 in debt for borrowers who attended Argosy’s Atlanta campus

Carr Urges FTC to Adopt National Rule Outlawing Impersonation Scams

Attorney General Chris Carr has joined a bipartisan coalition of 49 attorneys general in urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to adopt a national rule to outlaw impersonation scams and better protect consumers, businesses and charitable organizations.

Carr Warns Georgians to Beware of Romance Scams

Attorney General Chris Carr is warning Georgians to beware of romance scams on social media and online dating sites.

“Criminals continue to prey on people’s emotions by taking advantage of those who turn to online platforms in an attempt to foster new connections,” said Carr. “As we have seen, increased social isolation brought on by the pandemic has led to more instances of romance scams. On Valentine’s Day and all year round, we are reminding all Georgians to be cautious with what they share online and to never send money or gifts to someone they have not met in person.”