CONSUMER ALERT: CARR WARNS CONSUMERS TO BEWARE OF IMPOSTER SCAMS

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers about scam artists posing as government officials, law enforcement, or utility providers in an attempt to trick consumers into paying large sums of money.

Carr: Georgia Part of Google Lawsuit on Violation of Antitrust Laws

ATLANTA, GAAttorney General Chris Carr - along with the Department of Justice and ten other state Attorneys General — today filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to prevent Google from unlawfully maintaining monopolies through anticompetitive and exclusionary practices in the search and search advertising markets. The participating state Attorneys General offices represent Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, South Carolina, and Texas.

Carr: Prosecution Division Secures Guilty Plea in Financial Fraud Case

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that on October 14, 2020, Arthur Geary Allen pled guilty in Cobb County Superior Court to one count of Theft by Taking. Allen was sentenced by Judge Robert D. Leonard under the First Offender Act to 20 years– two of which he will serve in custody with a turn-in date of February 26, 2021, followed by 18 years of probation – and to pay restitution in the amount of $301,872 which has already been recovered as a result of the prosecution.

Carr Announces Judgment Against Previous Operator of Gwinnett Mitsubishi and Gwinnett Suzuki

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that his office has entered into a Consent Judgment with The Momentum Group, Inc., doing business as Gwinnett Mitsubishi and Gwinnett Suzuki, and its sole owner, Fawad Ahmad, to resolve numerous allegations of unlawful and deceptive advertising and sales practices. Under the Judgment, the defendants will pay $198,089.14 in consumer restitution and an initial penalty to the state of $59,029.59. An additional penalty payment of $250,000 will be due at the end of a six and a half year monitoring period unless the defendants comply with all requirements of the settlement, in which case it will be waived.

Carr Recognizes Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Encourages Georgians to Protect their Data and Devices

ATLANTA, GA – In recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness month this month, Attorney General Chris Carr is urging Georgia consumers, businesses and organizations to learn more about how to safeguard their data from cyber threats.

CONSUMER ALERT: Carr Warns Consumers to Beware of Loan Scams

ATLANTA, GA – The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division has received a number of complaints recently from consumers who have received a scam call informing them that they have been pre-approved for a loan – in some cases, for as much as $30,000. The scammer then says that in order to receive the loan, the consumer will first need to send approximately $500 to the business for “loan fees,” typically via cashier’s check, wire transfer or GreenDot MoneyPak. After sending the money, consumers may be told they need to pay an additional loan fee of approximately $900 before receiving the money. The consumers never receive the loan money and are unable to get refunded for the fees they paid.

Carr and AG Colleagues Support Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Urge Prompt Senate Confirmation

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today joined a coalition of 22 state attorneys general in sending a letter to the U.S. Senate urging the body to promptly confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Georgia Joins 39.5M Multistate Settlement Over 2014 Anthem Data Breach, Will Receive More Than 1.3M

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Georgia has joined a total $39.5 million settlement with Anthem stemming from the 2014 data breach that involved the personal information of 78.8 million Americans. Through the settlement, Anthem has reached a resolution with the 43-state multistate coalition and California. Georgia will receive $1,387,257.61 from the settlement. In addition to the payment, Anthem has also agreed to a series of data security and good governance provisions designed to strengthen its practices going forward.

Georgia AG and SOS Join with CFTC to Stop Nationwide Scheme Soliciting More Than $180M from Senior Investors

ATLANTA, GAThe Office of the Attorney General and the Secretary of State today announced Georgia’s participation in a consolidated nationwide enforcement action to disrupt an alleged fraudulent precious metals scheme that has solicited more than $180 million from seniors and other investors.

Carr and AG Colleagues Announce $60 Million Multistate Settlement with C.R. Bard

ATLANTA, GA —Attorney General Chris Carr today announced a settlement by 48 states and the District of Columbia with C.R. Bard, Inc. and its parent company Becton, Dickinson and Company requiring payment of $60 million for the deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices.