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ATLANTA, GA – With so many people relying on the internet for teleworking and online learning, scammers are doubling down on tech support scams in an effort to steal people’s personal and financial information.
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today commended the introduction of Georgia House Bill 509, sponsored by State Representative Houston Gaines and co-sponsored by Representatives Trey Kelley, Sharon Cooper, Marcus Wiedower, Eddie Lumsden and Mark Newton. HB 509 aims to preserve protections of preexisting medical conditions for Georgians and ensure they are provided healthcare opportunities without limitation or exclusion should the U.S. Supreme Court decide that those protections in the Affordable Care Act are unconstitutional. Please see a full statement from the Attorney General below:
This week, Attorney General Chris Carr joined a coalition of 18 state attorneys general in urging President Biden, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Johnson to reverse the Biden Administration’s last-minute cancellation of Operation Talon. Operation Talon is a nationwide ICE operation that focuses on removing illegally present convicted sex offenders from the United States.
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the office’s Prosecution Division has indicted* Paulding County District Attorney Donald Richard “Dick” Donovan on four felony charges: Bribery, O.C.G.A. § 16-10-2(a)(1); False Swearing, O.C.G.A. § 16-10-71(a) (two counts); and Violation of Oath by Public Officer, O.C.G.A. § 16-10-1. A Paulding County Grand Jury returned the indictment on February 17, 2021.
ATLANTA, GA – As tax season is approaching, a number of Georgians are discovering that they may be the victims of unemployment insurance fraud. Consumers claim they received 1099-G forms from the Department of Labor indicating that they owe taxes on unemployment compensation they received in 2020. The only problem is, the benefits actually went to identity thieves who used the consumers’ names and Social Security numbers to file phony unemployment claims and collect the benefit money.
Atlanta, GA – Attorney General Carr issued the following statement upon the announcement of Chief Justice Melton’s retirement later in the year:
ATLANTA, GA – Many singles looking for romance have turned to online dating sites, especially now that the pandemic has led many to make socializing a virtual-only activity. Unfortunately, scammers are taking advantage of the situation by perpetrating romance scams, and they have been largely successful. In fact, even before the pandemic hit, tens of thousands of people were falling victim to these online scams each year.
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr and a coalition of 13 other attorneys general today called on President Joe Biden to reconsider his unilateral revocation of the 2019 Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and advised him that the states are reviewing available legal options to protect their citizens and interests.
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr has joined a coalition of attorneys general from 47 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories in a $573 million settlement with one of the world’s largest consulting firms, McKinsey & Company, resolving investigations into the company’s role in working for opioid companies, helping those companies promote their drugs, and profiting from the opioid epidemic.
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today warned Georgians that scammers have been trying to exploit the vaccine rollout by calling, texting or emailing consumers asking for payment for the promise of getting the vaccine, scheduling an appointment or getting on the waiting list.