Attorney General

Attorney General Mayes Offers Tips for Safer Holiday Shopping and Charitable Giving

Ahead of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday, Attorney General Kris Mayes today offered tips for consumers to avoid scams when shopping for holiday gifts or donating to charities. “The Attorney General’s Office encourages everyone to enjoy the holidays, but reminds Arizonans to avoid the Grinch by exercising caution when shopping for gifts and donating to charities,”


Sparklight Recommends Consumers Increase Vigilance During Online Holiday Shopping Season

With online sales expected to reach $236 billion this holiday season, an increase of more than 15.5 percent over the same period last year, this significant increase in online holiday sales is good news for retailers but it may also present increased opportunities for cybercriminals. Sparklight encourages all consumers to be vigilant about their online safety when

Social Media

AG Brnovich Issues Consumer Advisory Regarding Social Media Scams

Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants Arizona consumers to keep an eye out for social media scams. Social media has become one of the most prevalent means of conducting consumer scams, accounting for about a quarter of all scam losses last year – about $770 million nationwide. In particular, investment and cryptocurrency social media scams have


Cybercriminals use pandemic to attack schools and colleges

Vulnerable devices and systems are targets. EThamPhoto/Getty Images Nir Kshetri, University of North Carolina – Greensboro Cyberattacks have hit schools and colleges harder than any other industry during the pandemic. In 2020, including the costs of downtime, repairs and lost opportunities, the average ransomware attack cost educational institutions $2.73 million. That is $300,000 more than


Steer Away from Summertime Scammers

As traveling and summer vacations increase, the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) reminds taxpayers that fraudsters do not take a summer break when it comes to identity theft. Please be aware of tactics such as card-skimming devices, hacking email accounts, phishing schemes, or using false pretenses. ADOR has prepared the following checklist to assist taxpayers:


Attorney General Mark Brnovich Warns Against Economic Stimulus Scams

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning consumers about a reported increase in the amount of stimulus check email and text scams. With the third round of economic stimulus checks on the way to many Arizonans, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has seen an uptick in consumer complaints involving unsolicited text messages from scammers pretending to be from

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