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Press Releases, Consumer Alerts and Notices
The Department of Law adopted new Consumer Protection Rules on May 13, 2016. The adopted Rules were filed with the Secretary of State on May 16, 2016 and will be effective in 20 days.
Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens today announced that Family Dermatology, P.C. entered into a settlement with the State of Georgia in response to allegations that it violated the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act by attempting to collect debts from consumers without sufficiently confirming that the debts were valid and/or that the billing statements were accurate.
Attorney General Sam Olens Settles Claims Against Two Sham Cancer Charities; Charities Dissolved and Leader Banned From Working for Non-Profits
Cancer Fund of America Inc., Cancer Support Services Inc. and their leader, James Reynolds Sr. allegedly spent the majority of donations on their operators, families and friends, and fundraisers, instead of to help cancer patients...
MoneyGram to pay $13M to States and improve its anti-fraud program
Threatening phone calls claiming to come from the IRS are scams...
Governor's Office of Consumer Protection Announces $6 Million Settlement with Credit Reporting Agencies
Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion Agree to Significant Changes...
Governor's Office of Consumer Protection Announces $158 Million Mobile Cramming Settlements with Sprint and Verizon
National Mobile Cramming Settlements Now Total $353 Million...
America's Choice Publishers Settles with GOCP to Resolve Problems with Deceptive Sweepstakes that Targeted the Elderly
Magazine/sweepstakes telemarketer to pay $90K to the State...
Debt Collector RSB Equity Group Enters into $13 Million Settlement with the Governor's Office of Consumer Protection
Debt collector alleged to have threatened and harassed consumers will forgive over $13M in purported consumer debt...
John Sours, Administrator of the Governor's Office of Consumer Protection, announced that Utah-based home security company Vivint, Inc. (formerly known as “APX Alarm Systems”) has entered into a settlement to address deceptive marketing, advertising and sales practices.
Governor's Office of Consumer Protection Announces National $90 Million Cramming Settlement with T-Mobile
Settlement resolves allegations that T-Mobile placed unauthorized charges for third-party services on consumers' mobile telephone bills...
Governor's Office of Consumer Protection Announces $3.8 Million Multi-State Settlement with Sirius XM
Sirius XM to pay restitution for misleading advertising and billing practices...
Tips to help you avoid scams and rip-offs this holiday season...
Governor's Office of Consumer Protection Announces National $105 Million Cramming Settlement with AT&T Mobility
Customers whose mobile phone bills had unauthorized charges for third-party services may be eligible for refunds...
Best of Time International of Marietta to Pay $279K to Resolve Complaints of Deceptive Sales and Advertising Practices
Marietta, GA-based jewelry company is alleged to have falsely represented used watches as new...
Pfizer to Pay $35 Million to 42 States and Limit Off-Label Use and Promotion of the Immunosuppressive Drug Rapamune®
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Pfizer, allegedly marketed drug for purposes unapproved by U.S. Food And Drug Administration...
Rome Finance Company to Provide $92 Million in Debt Relief for Military Service Members Under Federal-State Settlement
Over 1,100 Georgia consumers will receive debt relief totaling over $5.98 million...
Governor's Office of Consumer Protection and Attorney General Sam Olens, along with 44 Other Attorneys General, Reach a $105 Million Consumer Settlement with GlaxoSmithKline Concerning the Asthma Drug Advair
Settlement resolves allegations that GlaxoSmithKline unlawfully promoted its asthma drug, Advair®, and antidepressant drugs, Paxil® and Wellbutrin®...
Emergency Services 24 and its owner to pay $250,000 to the State to resolve allegations of unfair and deceptive conduct
John Sours, Administrator of the Governor's Office of Consumer Protection (“GOCP”), today announced that the agency has entered into a $250,000 settlement with water mitigation company Emergency Services 24, Inc. and its owner Micah Bass....
Governor's Office of Consumer Protection Warns Senior Citizens Not to Fall Victim to Home Repair Fraud
How to spot a home repair scam and choose a reputable home repair contractor...