SCAM ALERT: Attorney General Carr Warns of Fake Email from Scammers Posing as Government Agency

Attorney General Chris Carr is warning the public about a phony email circulating that purports to be from the “Department of Consumer Affairs.” The email, which allegedly targets attorneys, says that a complaint has been filed against the recipient’s company and urges recipients to click on a link to view the complaint.

Attorney General Chris Carr Announces $40 Million Plus Settlement with Online Payday Lender

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the Office of the Attorney General’s multi-year legal battle against payday lenders Western Sky Financial, LLC, CashCall, Inc. and related entities has concluded in a settlement providing over $40 million in monetary relief to Georgia consumers.

CONSUMER ALERT: Attorney General Chris Carr Recognizes Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

In recognition of Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, Attorney General Chris Carr wants consumers to be on alert for tax-related scams as the season approaches. 

Attorney General Chris Carr Announces Settlement with Western Union, a Win for Georgia Consumers

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced a settlement with Colorado-based The Western Union Company, resolving a multistate investigation which focused on complaints of consumers who used Western Union’s wire transfer service to send money to third parties involved in schemes to defraud consumers. In addition to Georgia, 48 states and the District of Columbia participated in this settlement. 

Attorney General Chris Carr and Secretary of State Brian Kemp Warn Georgians About Football Ticket Scams

Attorney General Chris Carr and Secretary of State Brian Kemp today warned Falcons fans about football ticket scams in preparation for Sunday’s NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers.

CONSUMER ALERT: Attorney General Chris Carr Warns Scammers and Price Gougers to Think Twice Before Targeting Georgia Consumers

Attorney General Chris Carr warns consumers to be on the lookout for scams and possible price gouging in the wake of a weather system that moved in to Southwest Georgia on January 2, 2017 through January 3, 2017, producing severe thunderstorms, excessive rainfall and tornados resulting in damages.

CONSUMER ALERT: Joining a Health Club? Know Your Rights Before You Sign Up

Attorney General Chris Carr is urging citizens to know their rights as the New Year creates an uptick in health club memberships.

Attorney General Chris Carr and 42 Other Attorneys General Reach $19.5M Consumer Protection Settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that he, along with 42 other Attorneys General, reached a $19.5 million dollar settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMS) related to the drug company’s alleged improper marketing of Abilify, an atypical antipsychotic drug. 

SCAM ALERT: Attorney General Chris Carr Warns of New Twist on Microsoft Tech Support Scam

Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers about a new twist on a technical support scam in which people pose as representatives from Microsoft. The scammers are taking the scheme a step further this time.

Attorney General Chris Carr Encourages Consumers to Protect Themselves from Holiday Scams

The holiday season is a fun and festive time, but it’s also a time when scammers look to take advantage of unwitting consumers.  Attorney General Chris Carr is offering the following resources and tips to help consumers stay safe and avoid scams.

Attorney General Chris Carr Unveils Consumer Protection Mobile App for Military Community

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced the release of Basic Training, a free mobile application (app) designed to help Georgia-based military service members, veterans and their families be more informed consumers and avoid scams and predatory business techniques.

SCAM ALERT: Attorney General Chris Carr Warns of Georgia Power Telemarketing Scam

Attorney General Chris Carr is warning businesses about a telemarketing fraud scheme in which scam artists pose as representatives from Georgia Power and threaten to shut off the business’ power unless a payment is made immediately. 

CashCall Agrees to Suspend Collections on Payday Loans Made to Georgia Consumers

Attorney General Chris Carr announced today that internet lender CashCall, Inc. has agreed to suspend collections on approximately $6.5 million in payday loans it and a related entity, Western Sky Financial, LLC, made to Georgia consumers between 2009 and 2013. 

Attorney General Sam Olens Joins $41.2M Multi-State Settlement with Hyundai, Kia over Fuel Economy Claims

Today, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announced the state of Georgia will receive $1.58 million as part of a multi-state settlement with automakers Hyundai and Kia to resolve claims that the companies misrepresented the mileage and fuel economy ratings for some of their model year 2011, 2012 and 2013 vehicles.

Attorney General Olens Warns Consumers to Beware of Flood-Damaged Vehicles Being Sold in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew

Attorney General Sam Olens is advising consumers who are buying used cars to be wary of vehicles that might have suffered flood damage as the result of Hurricane Matthew.  Flood-damaged vehicles are often sold at auction and then wind up on used car lots.