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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Attorney General Chris Carr today announced indictments in two identity fraud cases.
The Office of the Attorney General has learned of an email scam targeting parishioners of several Catholic churches in Georgia.
This year, Governor Deal signed Senate Bill 376, allowing Georgians to freeze and thaw their credit reports free of charge beginning July 1, 2018.
The Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit has received a number of complaints about sweepstakes scams targeting older consumers.
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.
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.
Attorney General Chris Carr today announced the release of a brand new resource for Georgians:
Georgia Consumer Protection Guide for Older Adults
. The release of the guide coincides with Governor Deal’s proclamation that May is Older Americans Month in Georgia.