NorVergence Fraud-related Settlement Grants Relief to Georgia Businesses

Joe Doyle, Administrator of the Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs, announced a settlement with National City Commercial Capital Company, LLC, in connection with an alleged widespread telecommunications fraud involving NorVergence, Inc., a bankrupt New Jersey-based telephone equipment and service company.

Phony IRS Email Promises Consumers Refunds to their Credit Cards

Sent under the heading “Internal Revenue Service Tax Notification”, the email informs the recipient he can get his tax refund as a credit applied to his VISA or MasterCard. 

State of Emergency: City of Atlanta Tornado Damage

The State of Georgia’s Price Gouging Statutes were activated upon Governor Perdue signing the State of Emergency declaration on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 2:35 PM.  The enforcement of the statute is restricted to the city limits of Atlanta within Fulton County. 

Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs Joins Coalition to Sponsor 10th Annual National Consumer Protection Week

The Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs has joined a group of federal, state, and local government agencies and national consumer advocacy organizations to launch the 10th annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 2-8, 2008. 

Governor Announces Legislation Filed to Establish Identity Theft Task Force

Governor Sonny Perdue announced today the filing of legislation to establish an identity theft task force within the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).  This legislation is being carried by Senator Joseph Carter (R – Tifton).

Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs Stops Sale of Fake Apple Products

Joe Doyle, Administrator of the Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA), announced today that the agency has entered into a settlement with Shay Zvi Lahav, individually, and his companies Easy Sale 4U, L.L.C. d/b/a iPod World and Accessories 2000, L.L.C., over allegations that they passed off counterfeit merchandise as Apple products.