Carr Warns South Georgians to Look Out for Scams in Wake of Hurricane Michael

Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers to be on the lookout for scams in the wake of Hurricane Michael.

Carr Puts Scammers and Price Gougers on Notice in Preparation for Hurricane Michael

Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers to be on the lookout for scams and possible price gouging as Hurricane Michael approaches the Gulf Coast. At 8:45 a.m. today, Governor Nathan Deal enacted a State of Emergency for 92 counties in Georgia.

Carr Encourages Georgians to Participate in Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Attorney General Chris Carr is urging Georgia consumers, businesses, non- profits, government institutions and religious institutions to learn more about cybersecurity during Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October.

Carr Reaches Multi-Million Dollar Settlement with Uber over Data Breach

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the State of Georgia, along with 49 states and the District of Columbia, has settled with California-based ride-sharing company Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) to address the company’s one-year delay in reporting a data breach to its affected drivers. 

Carr Warns Scammers and Price Gougers to Think Twice Before Targeting Georgia Consumers and Travelers

Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers to be on the lookout for scams and possible price gouging as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast. At 12:00 p.m. today, Governor Nathan Deal enacted a State of Emergency for all 159 counties in Georgia. The State of Emergency shall be valid for a period of one week.  

Carr Reaches Settlement with Title Pawn Company to Resolve Allegations of Unlawful Practices

Attorney General Chris Carr announced today that Complete Cash Holdings LLC and its owner Kent Popham (together, “Complete Cash”) have entered into a settlement with the State of Georgia in response to allegations that it engaged in unlawful practices that violated the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act and the Georgia Pawn Shop Act.

SCAM ALERT: Carr Warns of Fake Phone Calls and Letters from Scammers Posing as Government Officials

Attorney General Chris Carr is warning the public about a new scam where con artists pose as government officials in an attempt to add credibility to their schemes. Specifically, citizens are reporting that the names and titles of Attorney General Chris Carr and Chief Deputy Dennis Dunn are being used illegitimately.

Carr Settles with PHH Mortgage Corporation over Alleged Deceptive Acts and Practices

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that PHH Mortgage Corporation (“PHH”) has entered into a settlement with his office to resolve allegations that it violated Georgia’s Fair Business Practices Act by charging unauthorized fees to Georgia consumers.

Carr Reveals Georgia’s Top Consumer Complaints for 2017

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced Georgia’s top consumer complaints for 2017. This announcement falls on the heels of the latest report from the annual survey of state and local consumer agencies conducted by Consumer Federation of America (CFA).

Carr Announces Indictments in Identity Fraud Cases

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced indictments in two identity fraud cases.

SCAM ALERT: Carr Warns of Email Scam Targeting Faith-Based Communities

The Office of the Attorney General has learned of an email scam targeting parishioners of several Catholic churches in Georgia.

CONSUMER ALERT: New Georgia Law Makes Credit Freezes Free Effective July 1

This year, Governor Deal signed Senate Bill 376, allowing Georgians to freeze and thaw their credit reports free of charge beginning July 1, 2018.

SCAM ALERT: Carr Issues Warning About Sweepstakes Scams Targeting Older Georgians

The Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit has received a number of complaints about sweepstakes scams targeting older consumers.

CONSUMER ALERT: Attorney General Chris Carr Warns Consumers of Timeshare Resale Scams

Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers about scams in which criminals pose as representatives of vacation travel agencies, title companies or escrow agents to trick timeshare owners into paying up-front fees for timeshare resales that never happen.

Consumer Alert: Beware of Door-to-Door Home Alarm System Scams

As we welcome the warmer weather, some unwelcome visitors may come a-knocking. During spring and summer many home alarm system companies hire college students and others to go door-to-door making unsolicited sales calls. The commissions can be lucrative, which prompts some people to say whatever it takes to try to make a sale. The ensuing scams and deceptive practices can take several forms.