SCAM ALERT: Carr Warns Georgians of Fake COVID-19 Websites, Texts and Emails

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is warning Georgians that scammers are using fraudulent websites, texts and emails to steal consumers’ personal or financial information and/or to install malware on their devices.

Carr Condemns Hoarding Medical Equipment, Urges Personnel to Contact CPD with Issues

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr is imploring Georgia businesses and consumers to refrain from hoarding masks and other personal protective equipment that are urgently needed in hospitals. This equipment is critical to protecting front-line health care workers as they treat those who are or may have been infected with the novel coronavirus. The equipment is also essential to prevent health care workers from passing the virus on to other patients in the hospital, many of whom are at high risk due to poor health. The Attorney General’s Office is also warning suppliers and businesses that if they attempt to unlawfully raise prices of necessary medical supply equipment, they may be accountable under Georgia’s Price Gouging Statute. 

Carr Partners with Business Community to Combat Price Gouging and Scams

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is stepping up the fight to rid the marketplace of price gougers and scammers by partnering with members of the Georgia and national business communities, including the following entities: Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Facebook, Chevron, Publix, the Georgia Association of Convenience Stores, the Georgia Retailers, the Georgia Food Industry Association and the Better Business Bureau.

SCAM ALERT: Carr Warns Georgians about Misinformation Campaigns Designed to Steal, Deceive and Disrupt

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is encouraging Georgians to remain vigilant and only rely on trusted sources when it comes to information concerning COVID-19.  Various scams already have been discovered that are designed solely to deceive and disrupt local, state and federal responses to the pandemic. Scammers continue to monitor the headlines looking for ways to steal money and/or personally identifiable information from Americans.

Carr Warns Consumers About Coronavirus Scams, Fake Cures, Door-to-Door and Drive-By Testing and Misinformation

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers about ads, promotions and websites that claim their products can treat, prevent or cure the Coronavirus/COVID-19. Additionally, Carr is helping reinforce The White House National Security Council’s message about misinformation concerning a national lockdown or quarantine and helping reinforce local law enforcement warnings to consumers about door-to-door and drive-by testing solicitations.

Carr Recognizes National Sunshine Week, Continues to Champion Open Government during Coronavirus Outbreak

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is recognizing March 15 - 21, 2020 as National Sunshine Week and reinforcing to all public officials at the local, state and federal level the importance of continuing to operate openly and transparently in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Kemp Declares State of Emergency for Coronavirus Outbreak, Invokes Price Gouging Statute 

ATLANTA, GA - The State of Georgia’s Price Gouging Statutes were activated upon Governor Brian Kemp’s signing the State of Emergency declaration on March 14, 2020 at 10:15 a.m. 

ICYMI: When it comes to fighting cybercrime, public-private sector cooperation is key

MARIETTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr penned the following op-ed: It was published in the Marietta Daily Journal on Thursday, March 5, 2020.

Carr Appoints New Chief Deputy for Georgia Department of Law

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr has appointed W. Wright Banks, Jr. to serve as Chief Deputy for the Georgia Department of Law.

Carr Announces Guilty Pleas in Three Medicaid Fraud Cases

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr today announced Quanicia Wilson, Shuconda Tinsley and Denise McBride entered guilty pleas to Medicaid Fraud and other crimes. These cases combined will result in restitution of over $122,000.00 to Medicaid and a total of 30 years of probation or prison time for the Defendants