SCAM ALERT: Carr Warns of Email Scam Targeting Faith-Based Communities

ATLANTA, GA - The Office of the Attorney General is warning consumers of an imposter email scam targeting members of synagogues and churches in which scammers pose as religious leaders to try to trick congregants into sending them money.

Carr Joins AG Colleagues in Effort to Strengthen Illegal Robocall Enforcement

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr recently joined a bipartisan coalition of 52 attorneys general in calling on USTelecom – the leading organization representing telecommunications providers – and its Industry Traceback Group (ITG) to continue its collaboration with state attorneys general by bolstering technological capabilities to improve enforcement against illegal robocallers. In a letter sent yesterday to USTelecom the coalition is urging the association to further develop robocall traceback and other tools suited to law enforcement needs.

Carr and Partners Kick Off 9th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy

ATLANTA, GA –Today marks the first day of the 9th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, a two-week virtual fundraising drive fueled by Georgia’s legal community. The 2020 competition is presented by the Office of the Attorney General and the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia to benefit the Georgia Food Bank Association’s regional food banks. The competition is timed each year to stock the food banks in preparation for the surge they experience during the summer when kids are out of school and eating more from their families’ pantry. This year, the Legal Food Frenzy is also focused on helping the food banks respond to the increasing number of Georgians seeking food assistance due to effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

CONSUMER ALERT: Carr Warns Georgians of Home Repair Fraud in Wake of Recent Storms

ATLANTA, GA – The storms and tornadoes that passed through Georgia have put a number of residents in the position of having to repair and rebuild homes that were damaged.  Unfortunately, there are home repair scammers out there who will try to exploit this disaster by asking for up-front payments for home repair services and then disappear without ever doing the work. In other cases, scammers may charge exorbitant prices, charge for unnecessary repairs or do sub-standard work.

Carr Surveys Needs of Georgia Food Banks, Honors Georgia Guard and Reinforces Georgia Legal Food Frenzy

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today visited the Atlanta Community Food Bank to survey the needs of Georgia’s regional food banks, honor our Georgia National Guard soldiers who are on the front lines of the Coronavirus pandemic and reinforce the Georgia legal community’s commitment to supporting our food banks. While Georgians across the state are struggling with school and childcare closures, lost wages and layoffs, demand for food bank services has increased 30 to 40 percent since the onset of the pandemic. Governor Brian Kemp has identified Georgia’s eight regional food banks as essential services and part of the critical infrastructure, and he has authorized 162 members of the Georgia National Guard to aid the food banks in day-to-day operations.

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.