Attorney General Chris Carr Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week

In preparation for National Consumer Protection Week, which is March 3-9, Attorney General Chris Carr encourages all Georgia consumers to take some time to stay up to date on the latest scams and learn about resources that can be used to educate themselves.

Scammers Posing as Government Officials Con Consumers Out of Thousands of Dollars

Attorney General Chris Carr is again warning the public about scam artists posing as law enforcement and elected officials in an attempt to swindle consumers out of their money. These meticulously planned imposter schemes now incorporate a team approach and scare tactics to impair victims’ judgment and manipulate them into draining their financial accounts before they have time to think things through.

Carr Announces Start of Wells Fargo Consumer Redress Review Program

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Wells Fargo has begun a consumer redress review program through which consumers who have not yet been made whole through other remediation programs already in place can seek to have their inquiry or complaint reviewed by a Wells Fargo escalation team for possible relief. 

Carr Recognizes Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

During Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week and throughout this tax season, Attorney General Chris Carr is encouraging consumers to protect themselves from tax-related scams.

Carr and 45 Attorneys General Nationwide Reach a $120 Million Settlement Regarding False and Misleading Statements Concerning Medical Devices

Attorney General Chris Carr announced today that he and 45 other attorneys general have reached a $120 million Consent Judgment with Johnson & Johnson and DePuy to resolve allegations that DePuy unlawfully promoted its metal-on-metal hip implant devices, the ASR XL and the Pinnacle Ultamet.

Factory Buys Direct to Refund Consumers over Allegations of Unfair and Deceptive Practices

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Factory Buys Direct (FBD), an online seller of home appliances, has entered into a settlement with his office to resolve allegations that it violated Georgia’s Fair Business Practices Act by selling products, including damaged or defective appliances, backed by a return policy it did not  honor.

Carr Announces Settlement with For-Profit Education Company, Relief for More Than 16,000 Students

Attorney General Chris Carr and 48 other attorneys general today announced that Career Education Corp. (CEC), a for-profit education company, has agreed to reform its recruiting and enrollment practices and forgo collecting approximately $493.7 million in debts owed by 179,529 students nationwide. In Georgia, 16,654 students will get relief totaling more than $48 million dollars. 

Carr Announces Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors

The Office of Attorney General Chris Carr today filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of Gwinnett County against opioid manufacturers and distributors* to seek justice for their alleged role in fueling the opioid crisis and its catastrophic effects on Georgia citizens.

CONSUMER ALERT: Carr Encourages Georgians To Research Health Facilities Before Joining

Attorney General Chris Carr is encouraging Georgians to do their research before joining a health spa.

Carr: Georgia to Receive More Than $16M in Consumer Protection Settlement with Wells Fargo

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Wells Fargo Bank N.A. will pay $575 million to resolve state consumer protection claims for alleged unfair and deceptive trade practices. Georgia’s share of the settlement is $16,346,293.31. 

Scam Alert: Beware of Phone Scams During the Holiday Season

Attorney General Carr is urging consumers to be on guard this Holiday Season and not to fall prey to telemarketing and imposter phone scams.

CONSUMER ALERT: Carr Urges Consumers to Consider Toy Safety This Holiday Season

With holiday shopping season underway, Attorney General Chris Carr is reminding consumers to make toy safety a priority.

Carr Announces $8.9 Million Settlement with Debt Collector

Attorney General Chris Carr announced today that Georgia has joined 41 states and the District of Columbia in reaching a settlement with Encore Capital Group Inc., one of the nation’s largest debt buyers, and its subsidiaries Midland Credit Management, Inc. and Midland Funding, LLC.

CONSUMER ALERT: Carr Warns Georgians to Lookout for Ticket Scams Ahead of Big Sporting Events in Atlanta

Atlanta will soon host a number of big sporting events, including the SEC Championship game, Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl, Super Bowl LIII, and a potential Atlanta United championship match.

Carr Encourages Consumers to Spend Wisely and Protect Themselves this Holiday Season

Attorney General Chris Carr is providing the following tips for holiday shoppers.