Consumer Alerts

Scams and consumer alerts from the Georgia Attorney General'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