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ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the Office of the Attorney General has entered into a settlement with CA Certificate Service, LLC, which also does business as GA Certificate Service, and its owner and sole employee, James Beard. The settlement resolves allegations that the company sent deceptive direct mail solicitations to Georgia small business owners offering to assist in obtaining a Certificate of Existence. CA Certificate Service would then charge $72.50 for completing the paperwork to obtain a Certificate of Existence, even though businesses can easily acquire a Certificate of Existence directly from the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office for a mere $10.
AG’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit obtains second guilty plea in multi-defendant case targeting buyers and sellers
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today provided the following statement on the passing of former First Lady Sandra Deal.
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is warning Georgians about misleading ads from rooftop solar marketers containing false promises, such as free solar, free electricity and no more electric power bills. Consumers have reported inaccurate cost/benefit calculations, poorly designed or installed products, an inability to reach the vendor after installation, and false claims of partnership with Georgia Power and Georgia’s electric membership cooperatives made by the solar marketers.
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers about an imposter scam where con artists pose as local law enforcement officials in an attempt to add credibility to their schemes. This alert follows recent reports of an officer impersonation scam targeting Georgians around the state.
AG’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit obtains second guilty plea in less than a month
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Atlanta Behavioral Medicine, Inc., an Atlanta-based psychotherapy services provider, has agreed to pay $650,000 to resolve allegations that it improperly billed Georgia Medicaid for therapy services that never occurred.
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr has joined 22 states in filing an amicus brief in support of ending the Biden administration’s mask mandate for public transportation and transportation hubs. In March 2022, Carr filed a lawsuit challenging this mandate, which was later vacated by a federal judge. The Biden administration is appealing this decision and requesting that the federal mask mandate be allowed to take effect.
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Georgia has joined a nationwide Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force to investigate and take legal action against the telecommunications companies responsible for bringing a majority of foreign robocalls into the United States. This bipartisan Task Force has one goal: to cut down on illegal robocalls.
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Rachelle Parker has pleaded guilty to Theft by Taking in connection with a fraudulent online ordering scheme involving eyeglasses retailer Warby Parker.