Carr Announces Consent Judgment with Above 701, Inc. over Allegations of Illegal Credit Repair

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced a $145,750 settlement with Above 701, Inc. and its sole owner and operator, Darius Williams, alleging that they violated the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act by operating an illegal credit repair business.

SCAM ALERT: Work from Home Scams on the Rise

Attorney General Chris Carr and the Consumer Protection Division are warning Georgians about scammers operating under the veil of potential employers.  

Carr Announces Multistate Settlement with Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, Georgia to Receive More Than $3.3M

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced a multistate settlement along with 40 states and the District of Columbia requiring Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon, Inc. to pay nearly $116.9 million for their deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices.

Carr Releases Cybersecurity Guide for Georgia Small Businesses, Non-Profits, Houses of Worship

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced the release of a brand new resource for Georgia small businesses, non-profit organizations and houses of worship. The release of Cybersecurity in Georgia coincides with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October.

Carr Warns of Potential Scams and Price Gouging Related to Hurricane Dorian

Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers to be on the lookout for scams and possible price gouging as Hurricane Dorian approaches Georgia’s coastline.

Carr Announces Consent Judgement with Dr. Boutté, Premiere Dermatology and Related Entities

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Premiere Dermatology & Surgery, LLC, Aesthetic Laser & Boutique, Inc., Boutté Contour Surgery & Dermatology, P.C., and their owner, Windell Davis-Boutté (collectively, Premiere Dermatology) have entered into a consent judgment with the State of Georgia in response to allegations that they violated the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act by falsely representing Ms. Boutté’s medical certifications and failing to provide refunds for cosmetic surgery procedures that were never actually performed.

Carr Announces Settlement with the BrownGirls Experience over Allegations of Unfair and Deceptive Practices

Attorney General Chris Carr announced today that the BrownGirls Experience and its sole owner and operator, Cemaka Means (a/k/a Cemaka Zeigler, Nikki Means, or Nikki Nicole), have entered into a settlement with the State of Georgia to provide refunds to consumers who paid to participate as models in, or to attend, “BrownGirls Experience Tour” modeling events across the United States and the Caribbean that were either canceled or did not take place.

CONSUMER ALERT: Scammers Use Call Spoofing Technology to Defraud Consumers

Attorney General Chris Carr is warning the public about imposter schemes in which scammers use call spoofing technology to convince consumers to pay money and/or provide their financial or personal identifying information.

Carr: Consumer Protection Division Yields More than $109M for Georgia Consumers and State Treasury in FY19

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the Georgia Department of Law’s Consumer Protection Division generated more than $109 million for consumers and the State Treasury in fiscal year 2019 (FY19).

CONSUMER ALERT: AG Carr Says Decade of Free Credit Monitoring Is a Valuable Part of Equifax Settlement

Attorney General Chris Carr today shared more information with Georgia consumers following the Equifax Data Breach Settlement.  

Carr: Georgia Leads States in Reaching Settlement with Equifax, Secures $425M in Consumer Restitution

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that a coalition of 50 attorneys general, including 48 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, has reached a settlement with Equifax as the result of an investigation into the 2017 data breach.

Carr: Illegal Credit Repair Operation to Pay $1M Penalty

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced a $1.75 million settlement with Financial Education Services, Inc. (FES) and its owners Michael Toloff and Parimal Naik, alleging that they violated the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act by operating an illegal credit repair business and using unlawful and deceptive practices in their multi-level marketing structure.

Carr Announces $4.1 Million in Debt Relief for Hundreds of Former Georgia ITT Tech Students

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Georgia has secured an agreement to obtain $4,171,314.43 in debt relief for 471 former ITT Tech students in Georgia as part of a multistate settlement.

Private Company Named “Federal Safety Compliance Center, Inc.” to Pay Restitution over Allegations of Illegal OSHA Poster Sales

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Federal Safety Compliance Center, Inc. (“FSCC”) and its owner, Samantha Cherry, have entered into a settlement to resolve allegations that it violated the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act through deceptive marketing and sales of Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) workplace posters.

Carr Warns Consumers about Timeshare Resale Scam

Attorney General Chris Carr is advising consumers that his office’s Consumer Protection Division (CPD) has received numerous complaints alleging that a company calling itself “Accelerated Sales & Marketing” is posing as a Georgia-based timeshare reseller in order to trick consumers into paying steep up-front fees for timeshare resales that never happen.