consumers

Scams

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich Warns About the Rise of Text Scams

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning consumers that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) logged a record high of 378,119 fraud complaints about text scams in 2021, up from 332,275 in 2020. Consumers lost at least $131 million due to text scams in 2021, with a median loss of $900 per person. The Arizona Attorney General’s Office

State

AZ Attorney General’s Office Warns about THC Edibles Inside Imposters like Oreos & Trix

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is sounding the alarm about kids getting sick from THC-laced edibles found in popular brand packaging. The edibles are specifically designed to appeal to children using trusted brands like Oreos and Fruit Loops and familiar characters such as Trix’ Silly Rabbit and Cheetos’ Chester Cheetah. The lookalike bags are inexpensive and readily available online which

Recalls

Tips for Consumers to Find Out About Food Recalls

Chances are high that you or someone in your family has gotten sick from something you ate in the last year. The ​​Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in six Americans get sick each year from foodborne diseases. Of those,128,000 wind up in the hospital and 3,000 die. While many stores quickly

Inflation

Biden plots inflation fight with Fed chair as nation worries – Associated Press

Photo: A gas tank driver delivers 8,500 gallons of gasoline at an ARCO gas station in Riverside, California Focused on relentlessly rising prices, President Joe Biden plotted inflation-fighting strategy Tuesday with the chairman of the Federal Reserve, with the fate of the economy and his own political prospects increasingly dependent on the actions of the

Legal Beat

Attorney General Mark Brnovich Reaches Settlement with Alarm Monitoring Company

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced more than 600 Arizona consumers will receive restitution as part of a settlement with Guardian Protection Services (Guardian), a Pennsylvania-based alarm monitoring company. The settlement resolves claims that Guardian concealed material facts from consumers, including an “early termination fee” that required consumers to pay for months or even years of

State

AG Brnovich Announces $100 Million in Consumer Restitution Milestone

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that his administration has now secured well over $100 million in restitution for Arizona consumers since he took office in 2015, which exceeds the total restitution awards secured by the AG’s Office from 2000-2014 combined. Each year, the AG’s Office received more than 15,000 consumer fraud related complaints. “The

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