Consumer Alerts

Scams and consumer alerts from the Georgia Department of Law's Consumer Protection Division:


Attorney General Carr Issues Warning Against Financial Exploitation of Older Adults during Covid-19

Attorney General warns that some long-term care facilities may be improperly taking the economic stimulus payments of residents who are Medicaid recipients


Fraudsters Perpetrating New Scams to Capitalize on COVID-19

Tips for avoiding the latest COVID-19-related scams


Carr Warns of Email Scam Targeting Faith-Based Communities

Fraudsters posing as religious leaders try to scam congregants out of their money


Carr Warns Georgians of Home Repair Fraud in Wake of Recent Storms

Tips for storm victims on avoiding home repair fraud


Carr Warns Georgians of Fake COVID-19 Websites, Texts and Emails

Scammers trying to steal consumers' money and personal information through fraudulent websites and messages containing malicious links


Carr Warns Georgians about Misinformation Campaigns Designed to Steal, Deceive and Disrupt

Georgians should only rely on trusted sources when it comes to information concerning COVID-19


Carr Warns Consumers About Coronavirus Scams, Fake Cures, Door-to-Door and Drive-By Testing and Misinformation

Scammers are touting fake cures and tests, which may be a waste of money or even have dire health consequences


Kemp Declares State of Emergency for Coronavirus Outbreak, Invokes Price Gouging Statute

Consumers can submit price gouging complaints to the Georgia Department of Law's Consumer Protection Division


Kemp, Carr: Watch Out for Coronavirus Scams

Scammers try to swindle consumers with bogus websites, emails, texts and social media posts related to the Corona virus


Work from Home Scams on the Rise

How to recognize and avoid sophisticated work-from-home scams


Call Spoofing Scams

Scammers defraud consumers by using call spoofing technology to falsify Caller ID information.


Timeshare Resale Scam

Scammers posing as real estate brokers swindle thousands of dollars out of time share owners.


Scammers Posing as Government Officials Con Consumers Out of Thousands of Dollars

Working in teams, scammers perpetrate elaborate scheme to swindle consumers out of their life savings.


Tax Scams and Tax Identity Theft

How to protect yourself from tax-related scams


Do Your Homework before Joining a Gym

Make sure your investment pays off by doing your research and knowing your rights.


Phone Scams

How to recognize and avoid imposter phone scams and telemarketing fraud


Toy Safety

How to make sure the toys you purchase are safe


Holiday Scams

Tips for avoiding holiday scams


Cybersecurity Tips

How to keep electronic devices protected from cyber threats


Fake Phone Calls and Letters from Scammers Posing as Government Officials

Beware of these sweepstakes and IRS imposter scams 


Sweepstakes Scams

You're won a prize...but you have to pay money to collect it...


Email Scam Targeting Faith-Based Communities

Imposter email scam tricks congregants into sending iTunes gift cards to scammers.


Door-to-Door Home Alarm System Scams

Tips for recognizing and avoiding home alarm system and other door-to-door scams

Publisher's Clearing House Scams

Learn how to recognize a Publisher's Clearing House scam.


Latest Imposter Scams

How to avoid romance scams and Netflix phishing scam