CONSUMER ALERT: Attorney General Chris Carr Warns Consumers of Timeshare Resale Scams

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.

Consumer Alert: Beware of Door-to-Door Home Alarm System Scams

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.

Carr Releases Georgia Consumer Protection Guide for Older Adults

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced the release of a brand new resource for Georgians:  Download this pdf file. The 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.

Carr Fights for Consumers in $8.5 Million Settlement with Debt Collector

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced an $8.5 million settlement with National Check Resolution, Inc., resolving charges that the debt collection company committed multiple violations of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act. 

Carr Celebrates April as Financial Literacy Month in Georgia

Governor Nathan Deal has proclaimed April as Financial Literacy Month in Georgia. Accordingly, 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 Unit.

Carr Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the Georgia Department of Law is joining a group of federal, state and local government agencies and national consumer advocacy organizations in recognizing National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 4-10, 2018. 

Carr Continues Investigation into Equifax Data Breach

In September 2017, Attorney General Chris Carr announced that the state of Georgia was taking a leadership role in the investigation of the issues surrounding the Equifax data breach. To date, Georgia remains at the forefront of this active investigation, which includes a large number of states, and continues multiple initiatives to keep citizens informed.

REMINDER: Compensation for Western Union Scam Is Now Available for Victims

Attorney General Chris Carr joins The Federal Trade Commission in alerting consumers who lost money to scammers who told them to pay via Western Union’s money transfer system between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017, that they can now file a claim to get their money back by going to FTC.gov/WU before May 31, 2018.

Carr Reaches Settlement with Takata U.S. Subsidary Over Defective Airbag Systems

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Car announced today a settlement with TK Holdings, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Takata, over allegations that the company concealed safety issues related to its airbag systems which were installed in a wide variety of vehicles. 

SCAM ALERT: AG Carr and Department of Corrections Warn About Inmate Phone Scams

Attorney General Chris Carr and Commissioner of the Department of Corrections Greg Dozier are warning Georgians to be on the lookout for phone scams that may be a result of illicit use of contraband cell phones by inmates in Georgia prisons.

CONSUMER ALERT: Carr Warns of Scammers Posing as Netflix or Romantic Interests

Attorney General Chris Carr is warning the public about scams tricking consumers into revealing sensitive information that can lead to fraud. The scams target Netflix subscribers and users of online dating services, usually by email.

Carr: Tomorrow is Deadline for Free Equifax Credit Monitoring

Attorney General Chris Carr is reminding all Georgians that Wednesday, January 31, 2018 is the last day to sign up for Equifax’s free credit monitoring service.

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®.