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.”

Carr Announces Settlement with Rent-A-Center

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that his office has entered into a settlement with Rent-A-Center. The settlement resolves allegations that the company engaged in deceptive sales and marketing tactics and violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in the course of its rent-to-own sales of furniture, electronics and appliances. 

Carr Encourages Businesses, Consumers to Prepare for Shutdown of 3G Technology

Attorney General Chris Carr is encouraging Georgia businesses and consumers to prepare for the complete shutdown of 3G technology as mobile networks transition to more advanced network services, including 5G coverage. 

"We understand that news of the 3G shutdown may have escaped the notice of many Georgians, but this is an important issue," said Carr. "Service to certain older mobile devices will be disabled, including the ability to dial 911, some home security systems will no longer connect to their servers and some medical devices will require updates as well. We urge Georgia businesses and consumers to contact their providers to determine if they are impacted by this shutdown and to act quickly if a device or software upgrade is required."

Governor Kemp, Attorney General Carr, and the Georgia Department of Revenue Highlight Identity Theft Awareness Week

In recognition of Identity Theft Awareness Week, Governor Brian Kemp, Attorney General Chris Carr, and State Revenue Commissioner Robyn Crittenden are offering consumers tips about tax preparation and how they can protect themselves from identity theft and tax-related scams.

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. 24-28, 2022, by reviewing and adjusting their privacy settings in order to protect their personal information.  

“With personal information shared across multiple online platforms every day, Georgia consumers are increasingly vulnerable to identify theft and unwanted advertising,” said Carr. “Whether at home or at work, hackers will seek to exploit any gaps in security to access your accounts and steal your data. To protect yourself and your family, we recommend you stay up-to-date on important privacy measures and remain vigilant when storing or processing information online.”

Carr: Georgia Joins 38 States in $1.85 Billion Nationwide Settlement with Student Loan Servicer Navient

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the State of Georgia has joined 38 states in reaching a $1.85 billion nationwide settlement with Navient, one of the nation’s largest student loan servicers. Georgia borrowers to receive relief totaling more than $118 million.

Carr: Georgia Joins $26 Billion Settlement with Opioid Distributors and Johnson & Johnson

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the State of Georgia has signed on to the $26 billion multi-state agreement with Cardinal, McKesson and AmerisourceBergen – the nation’s three major pharmaceutical distributors – and opioid manufacturer and marketer Johnson & Johnson.