Carr: Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit Indicts Two on Human Trafficking Charges

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the office’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit has indicted two individuals on human trafficking charges. A DeKalb County Grand Jury returned the indictment on December 1, 2020.

CONSUMER ALERT: Carr Issues Scam Warning to Seniors

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is urging seniors, and those that care for them, to stay informed on how to recognize and avoid some common scams. While these schemes can and do happen to people of all ages, the perpetrators often target older adults. Our Consumer Protection Division is offering the following information about several popular scams and how to avoid them:

Carr: 51 Attorneys General Reach $86.3M Settlement with Mortgage Servicer Nationstar

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr and the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance have joined with 50 other attorneys general and other federal and state agencies to reach an settlement with Nationstar Mortgage. Nationstar is the country’s fourth-largest mortgage servicer.

Carr: Attorneys General Urge Congress to Pass Extension for CARES Act Funding

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr has joined a coalition of attorneys general representing 43 states, the District of Columbia and 5 U.S. territories, urging Congress to extend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economy (CARES) Act funding until the end of 2021. 

Tips for Safe Shopping and Giving this Holiday Season

ATLANTA, GA – Although many of us will be forgoing our normal holiday plans this season, con artists will, unfortunately, not be taking this year off. With retail sales forecast to increase over 2019 and an ever-growing number of consumers relying on e-commerce to fulfill the family wish list, Attorney General Chris Carr is cautioning consumers to ensure they spend wisely by heeding the following tips from the Consumer Protection Division:

 

Carr: The Home Depot and States Agree on Settlement Regarding Data Breach

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr, along with the attorneys general of 45 other states and the District of Columbia, have agreed to a $17.5 million-dollar settlement with Georgia-based retailer, The Home Depot. The settlement resolves a multistate investigation of a 2014 data breach involving the payment card information of approximately 40 million Home Depot consumers nationwide. The State of Georgia will collect $356,366.24 through this settlement.

Consumer Alert: Don’t Fall for a Utility Scam

ATLANTA, GA – This week is Utility Scam Awareness Week, and Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers and businesses that scammers are exploiting the fact that utilities are essential services to con people out of their money. Fraudsters will call or come to your home or business claiming that your account is past due and threaten to shut off your service unless you pay immediately – typically via a prepaid card, gift card or wire transfer.

Carr Announces Launch of Revamped Consumer Website

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the office’s Consumer Protection Division has launched a revamped website at www.consumer.ga.gov.

Consumer Alert: Georgia Residency Requirements for Voting in a Runoff

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is providing the following information to educate voters about their rights and responsibilities under Georgia law. Based on federal law governing elections with federal candidates, Georgia voters have until December 7, 2020, to register to vote for the January 5, 2021, runoff. The qualifications to be a registered voter in Georgia are set out in Section I of Article II of the Georgia Constitution and in O.C.G.A. § 21‑2‑216. The rules for county registrars to determine whether an applicant is a resident of the State of Georgia and the county where registration is sought are set forth at O.C.G.A. § 21‑2‑217.

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.