Carr Recognizes Data Privacy Week, Offers Online Security Tips

Attorney General Chris Carr is encouraging all Georgians to join in recognizing Data Privacy Week from Jan. 22-28, 2023, by reviewing and adjusting their online privacy settings to protect their personal information.

“The widespread sharing and collection of personal data has made it easier for fraudsters to commit identity theft and perpetrate imposter scams,” said Carr. “Georgians can protect themselves by limiting the information they voluntarily share and the data they allow online entities to access. We encourage both consumers and businesses to take advantage of the many resources offered by our Consumer Protection Division, like our Cybersecurity Guide, so you can help to ensure your data is kept safe.”

CONSUMER ALERT: AG Carr, Commissioner King Warn Georgians of Potential Fraud Following Recent Tornadoes

Attorney General Chris Carr and Insurance Commissioner John King are urging Georgians to be on the lookout for potential home repair fraud, insurance scams, price gouging, and other schemes following the recent tornadoes and severe storms that moved throughout the state.

Carr: Elite Integrated Medical Ordered to Pay Over $287,000 in Restitution

Consent judgment also prohibits Elite from selling or advertising stem cell therapy products or services

Carr: Georgia Joins National Opioid Settlements with CVS, Walgreens, Teva and Allergan

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the State of Georgia has joined national settlements with CVS, Walgreens, Teva and Allergan to resolve allegations that the companies contributed to the opioid crisis. By simply joining the settlements, Georgia stands to receive more than $181 million in total base payments to help fund critical treatment, prevention, reduction and recovery services.

CONSUMER ALERT: AG Carr and the BBB Team Up to Warn Georgians of Ticket Scams Ahead of SEC Championship Game

Attorney General Chris Carr and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of North Georgia are teaming up to warn Georgians about ticket scams ahead of this weekend’s Southeastern Conference (SEC) Championship Game between the University of Georgia (UGA) and Louisiana State University (LSU). Big games present an opportunity for scammers to exploit consumers through the sale of fake, void or stolen tickets on the secondary market. Not only can consumers lose money in these scams, but they may also fall victim to identify theft if both personal and financial information are provided as part of the transaction.

Carr Reaches Resolutions with Google and iHeartMedia Over Misleading Radio Ads for Google Pixel 4 Phone

Attorney General Chris Carr, along with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and five other impacted states, recently announced settlements with Google, LLC and iHeartMedia, Inc. to resolve an investigation into an alleged deceptive ad campaign involving allegedly false endorsements of the Google Pixel 4 smartphone. Under the terms of the settlements, both Google and iHeartMedia will pay a total of $9.4 million to the impacted states, including over $1.17 million to the State of Georgia.

Carr: Shop Safely and Beware of Scams this Holiday Season

Attorney General Chris Carr is sharing important tips to help Georgians shop safely and avoid scams this holiday season.

“With so many Georgians buying gifts, making donations, and sending and receiving packages during the holidays, criminals are eager to use this opportunity to try to con consumers out of their hard-earned money,” said Carr. “Knowledge is key, and our Consumer Protection Division is offering valuable information to help you protect your wallet and your identity, especially when shopping online.”

CONSUMER ALERT: AG Carr and the Better Business Bureau Warn Georgians Not to Fall for a Utility Scam

Attorney General Chris Carr and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of North Georgia are recognizing Nov. 16, 2022, as Utility Scam Awareness Day by warning consumers and businesses to watch out for scammers posing as utility company representatives in an attempt to steal your money.

Carr Announces Enforcement Actions Against Two Alleged Illegal Robocallers

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the national Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force has taken enforcement action against two voice service providers for their alleged involvement in illegal robocalls. These two providers are Michael Lansky LLC — doing business as Avid Telecom — and One Eye LLC. The creation of the Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force was announced in August 2022.

Carr: Georgia Joins Historic $391.5 Million Multistate Settlement with Google over Location Tracking Practices

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the State of Georgia, along with 39 other states, has joined a $391.5 million multistate settlement with Google over its location tracking practices. This is the largest multistate privacy settlement reached by a coalition of attorneys general in the history of the United States. Georgia will receive more than $12.4 million from the settlement.

CONSUMER ALERT: Tips for a Safe and Fun Halloween

Attorney General Chris Carr is offering important safety tips to help Georgia families prepare for Halloween. 

“We know that children across the state are excited to celebrate Halloween with family and friends,” said Carr. “Unfortunately, with kids trick-or-treating after dark or wearing costumes that may make it more difficult to walk, see or be seen, there is also the potential for accidents. We want all Georgians to stay safe, and that’s why our Consumer Protection Division is providing important tips to help you enjoy peace of mind this Halloween.”

Carr Encourages Georgians to Protect their Data and Devices During Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Attorney General Chris Carr is sharing important tips and resources to help Georgia consumers, businesses, and organizations protect their data and devices from cyber threats during Cybersecurity Awareness Month. As a member of the Georgia Cyber Fraud Task Force, Carr is also highlighting the office’s continued efforts to combat the criminal movement of cyber fraud proceeds.

Carr: Consumer Protection Division Obtains Recoveries in Excess of $178 Million in FY 2022

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division helped more than 206,000 consumers and obtained civil recoveries totaling over $178 million for Georgians and the state between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022 (FY 2022).

CONSUMER ALERT: Carr Warns of Flood-Damaged Vehicles Being Sold in the Wake of Hurricane Ian

Attorney General Chris Carr is advising consumers who are buying used cars to be wary of vehicles that might have suffered flood damage as a result of Hurricane Ian. 

Carr Warns Georgians of Price Gouging and Scams in Wake of Tropical Storm Ian

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.”