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.

Attorney General Chris Carr, Multistate Coalition to Seek Documents from Opioid Manufacturers

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the bipartisan coalition of attorneys general looking into the opioid epidemic is seeking documents and information from manufacturers of prescription opioids.

Attorney General Chris Carr Provides Information on Equifax Investigation

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the state of Georgia is taking an active role, working with a large group of other states, to investigate the issues surrounding the Equifax data breach.

CONSUMER ALERT: First Thing to Do in Wake of Recent Data Breach

The recent data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, has exposed the personal information of over 143 million Americans and approximately 5 million Georgians. Even if your information was not compromised in this particular hack, data breaches have become so prevalent these days that it is necessary to take extra precautions in order to prevent becoming a victim.