Attorney General Carr, Department of Revenue and Better Business Bureau Recognize Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

In recognition of Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, Attorney General Chris Carr, Commissioner of the Department of Revenue Lynne Riley and the Better Business Bureau want consumers to be on alert for tax-related scams as the season approaches. 

Carr: $8.8 Million Settlement Reached with Debt Collector Williamson and McKevie, LLC

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced an $8.8 million settlement with debt collector Williamson and McKevie, LLC and its owner Greg Williamson, resolving charges that the company committed multiple violations of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act. 

Carr: Attorneys General Reach $13.5M Consumer Settlement Concerning Off-Label Promotion of Prescription Drugs

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that all 50* states and the District of Columbia have reached a $13.5 million settlement with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIPI) regarding its alleged off-label marketing and deceptive and misleading representations made in its promotion of four of its prescription drugs: Micardis®, Aggrenox®, Atrovent®, and Combivent®.

Carr: Beware of Blessing Loom and Social Media Pyramid Schemes this Holiday Season

Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers to be on the lookout for a social media pyramid scam called the “Blessing Loom” this holiday season. The scam entices potential participants by telling them they can turn $20.00 into $160.00 over a short period of time.

CONSUMER ALERT: Carr and Kemp Warn Georgians About Football Ticket Scams Ahead of SEC Championship

Attorney General Chris Carr and Secretary of State Brian Kemp today warned football fans about ticket scams in preparation for this Saturday’s SEC Championship game between the University of Georgia and the University of Auburn.

Carr: Compensation for Western Union Scam Now Available to Victims

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Georgia consumers who were conned into sending payments to scammers using Western Union's wire transfer service may now apply for compensation from a $586 million fund administered by the Department of Justice's Victim Asset Recovery Program. 

Carr: Consumers, Shop Wisely this Holiday Season

Attorney General Chris Carr is providing the following tips for holiday shoppers. 

Carr: Title Pawn Company to Provide $225,000 in Restitution and Penalties for Allegations of Unlawful Practices

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that First American Title Lending of Georgia, LLC (First American) has 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 laws governing title pawns (O.C.G.A. § 44-12-130 et seq.).  

Carr: Investigation Stops Deceptive Practices Targeting the Elderly

Attorney General Chris Carr announced today that his investigation into the practices of Alarm Protection Georgia, LLC and Alder Holdings, LLC has ended in a $500,000 Judgment prohibiting the companies from future unfair and deceptive practices in connection with their door-to-door sales of alarm systems and monitoring services to Georgia consumers.

Carr Joins Bipartisan Letter Urging PBMs to Implement Opioid Mitigation Programs

Attorney General Chris Carr today joined with a bipartisan group of attorneys general from across the country in letters to 15 health care companies that provide pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services, encouraging the companies to implement programs to mitigate prescription opioid abuse.

Carr: $120 Million Settlement Reached With GM Over Defective Ignition Switches

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced a $120 million settlement with General Motors Company (GM) over allegations that GM concealed safety issues concerning ignition-switch-related defects in the company’s vehicles

CONSUMER ALERT: Make Sure Your WiFi Devices are Protected against KRACK

Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers about a new cybersecurity threat, Key Reinstallation Attacks or “KRACK.” You may have read about how this WiFi vulnerability can leave your data exposed for hackers to take. To help keep yourself safe from a “KRACK” please see the following tips:

Attorney General Carr Recognizes National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Attorney General Chris Carr is supporting National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October, an annual month-long collaborative effort launched in 2004 by the United States Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance

CONSUMER ALERT: Additional Ways to Protect Yourself Following Equifax Data Breach

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced additional ways consumers can protect themselves following the Equifax data breach.

CONSUMER ALERT: Beware of Flood-Damaged Vehicles Being Sold in the Wake of Recent Storms

Attorney General Chris Carr today cautioned Georgians in the market for a vehicle to be aware that many of the flood-damaged cars from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will be recycled into the used car market.