Carr Announces $4.1 Million in Debt Relief for Hundreds of Former Georgia ITT Tech Students

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.

Private Company Named “Federal Safety Compliance Center, Inc.” to Pay Restitution over Allegations of Illegal OSHA Poster Sales

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.

Carr Warns Consumers about Timeshare Resale Scam

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. 

Carr, 42-State Coalition Urge FCC to Take Action Against Robocalls, Caller ID Spoofing

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.

Carr Celebrates April as Financial Literacy Month in Georgia

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.

Attorney General Chris Carr Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week

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.

Scammers Posing as Government Officials Con Consumers Out of Thousands of Dollars

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.

Carr Announces Start of Wells Fargo Consumer Redress Review Program

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. 

Carr Recognizes Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

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.

Carr and 45 Attorneys General Nationwide Reach a $120 Million Settlement Regarding False and Misleading Statements Concerning Medical Devices

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.

Factory Buys Direct to Refund Consumers over Allegations of Unfair and Deceptive Practices

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.

Carr Announces Settlement with For-Profit Education Company, Relief for More Than 16,000 Students

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. 

Carr Announces Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors

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.

CONSUMER ALERT: Carr Encourages Georgians To Research Health Facilities Before Joining

Attorney General Chris Carr is encouraging Georgians to do their research before joining a health spa.

Carr: Georgia to Receive More Than $16M in Consumer Protection Settlement with Wells Fargo

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.