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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Attorney General Chris Carr is encouraging Georgians to do their research before joining a health spa.
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.
Attorney General Carr is urging consumers to be on guard this Holiday Season and not to fall prey to telemarketing and imposter phone scams.
With holiday shopping season underway, Attorney General Chris Carr is reminding consumers to make toy safety a priority.
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.