Attorney General Carr Recognizes National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and the Attorney General’s Office wants Georgians to know how to keep their sensitive information safe from cybercriminals.

Carr: Human Trafficking Unit obtains Guilty Verdict in First Human Trafficking Case

ATLANTA, GA —Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the office’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit has obtained a guilty verdict in its first trial on all counts against two individuals which included two counts each of trafficking of persons for sexual servitude. A Cobb County Jury returned the verdict on September 24, 2021, in the trial of the State of Georgia v. Keron Hamilton and Meyetta King-Brown.

Carr Warns of Flood-Damaged Vehicles Being Sold in the Wake of Hurricane Ida

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is advising consumers who are buying used cars to be wary of vehicles that might have suffered flood damage as the result of Hurricane Ida.  Flood-damaged vehicles are often sold at auction and then wind up on used car lots. Sometimes the vehicle’s title will indicate “salvage” or “totaled,” but sometimes the vehicle is retitled in another state and the damage on the vehicle’s title is not disclosed as required, a practice known as “title washing.”

Carr Warns Georgians to Look Out for Imposter Scams

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is cautioning Georgians about several imposter scams that are making the rounds.

“Scammers may try to gain your confidence by posing as a legitimate company or government agency,” warns Attorney General Carr. “Consumers should be very wary of unsolicited text messages, emails and phone calls and avoid providing sensitive information, clicking on links, or downloading file attachments unless they know for a fact that the sender or caller is who they claim to be.” 

Human Trafficking Unit Receives Guilty Plea and Maximum 20 Year Sentence

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the office’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit obtained a guilty plea and 20 year prison sentence of Jevarius Torel Wisdom for charges of human trafficking, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  A Greene County Superior Court Judge accepted the plea on September 20, 2021.

Attorney General Chris Carr Provides Update on Fight Against Robocalls

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr, today released an update on telecom companies’ progress in implementing the Anti-Robocall Principles he signed onto in 2019. Since September 2019, companies that agreed to these Principles have identified more than 52 billion spam or spoofed numbers calls, authenticated the caller ID numbers of hundreds of billions of calls, and blocked more than 32.5 billion spam, spoofed, or illegal calls. There is more work to do, however. Already this year, 391,453 Americans have filed reports with the FTC about robocalls, reporting totals of at least $356 million in losses. These numbers underscore the need to continue to fight back against the scourge of robocalls.

Carr: Georgia Doctor indicted in Hall County, charged with one count of Medicaid Fraud and one count of False Statements

ATLANTA, GA – The Office of the Attorney General today announced that the office’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has indicted Dr. Guy Jordan for Medicaid Fraud and for False Statements.  The Hall County Grand Jury returned the indictment on September 15, 2021.

Carr: Coalition Voices Opposition to Biden Administration’s Illegal and Counterproductive Private Sector Employer Vaccine Mandates

Atlanta, GA - In a letter to President Joe Biden, Attorney General Chris Carr, along with 23 other state attorneys general, voiced opposition to the announcement that the Department of Labor, under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSHA”) will mandate that most private sector employees would be required by their employer to get a COVID-19 shot, submit to weekly testing, or be fired.

CONSUMER ALERT:  New Twist on Grandparent Scam

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is warning Georgians about the latest version of the grandparent scam. The scam still starts with a phone call from someone pretending to be your grandchild, one of his/her friends, a lawyer or a law enforcement officer. The caller then describes an urgent scenario requiring that thousands of dollars be sent immediately, e.g. your grandchild will go to jail if you don’t send bail money or he or she became ill while traveling in a foreign country and needs money to come home.

Carr: Human Trafficking Unit Indicts Two Individuals on Charges of Human Trafficking, Aggravated Child Molestation, Statutory Rape, and Cruelty to Children

ATLANTA, GA —Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the office’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit has indicted two individuals on an indictment including charges of human trafficking, aggravated child molestation, statutory rape, and cruelty to children.  A Clayton County Grand Jury returned the indictment on September 14, 2021.