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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Attorney General Chris Carr today shared more information with Georgia consumers following the Equifax Data Breach Settlement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Attorney General Chris Carr recently joined a coalition of 42 attorneys general in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt rules that aim to stop the proliferation of illegal robocalls and spoofing.
On March 27th, Governor Brian Kemp proclaimed April as Financial Literacy Month in Georgia, and Attorney General Chris Carr is encouraging Georgians to take advantage of the educational resources available through the Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division.
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.