attorneys general

NY Attorney General Unfriends Tagged.com, Files Lawsuit

NY Attorney General Unfriends Tagged.com, Files Lawsuit

New York’s crusading Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo, has a new target: social networking contact-spamming site Tagged.com. He intends to stop the company’s practices and seek fines from them. Were the fine $1 per spammy e-mail they’ve sent, the total would be $60 million. Too much?

Ticketmaster Pays $50,000 Fine, Closes More Than 100 Deceptive Site

Ticketmaster will pay a $50,000 fine and shutter more than 100 deceptive brokerage sites as part of a wide-reaching agreement with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. Madigan’s office accused Ticketmaster’s always shady subsidy, TicketsNow, of creating sites that masqueraded as local venues selling tickets at face value. The settlement also requires TicketsNow to wait until after Ticketmaster puts non-sporting events on sale before hawking tickets at outrageously inflated prices.

Craigslist Sues Attorney General Of South Carolina

Craigslist Sues Attorney General Of South Carolina

Craigslist has announced that they are suing South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster “seeking declaratory relief and a restraining order with respect to criminal charges he has repeatedly threatened against craigslist and its executives.” It’s on, people.

Craigslist Will Drop "Erotic Services" Section

Craigslist Will Drop "Erotic Services" Section

Connecticut AG Richard Blumenthal has announced that Craigslist will be dropping its controversial “erotic services” section, and will replace it with a moderated “adult” category.

Treasury Announces Multi-Agency Crackdown On Mortgage Fraud

Treasury Announces Multi-Agency Crackdown On Mortgage Fraud

Various U.S. officials, including Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, announced a multi-agency crackdown on foreclosure relief fraud today, vowing to “redouble efforts to crack down on schemes that target distressed homeowners and also to share more information and resources across agencies and with state officials,” says the WSJ.

Only 42 People Want A Piece of Dell's $1.5 Million Settlement? Seriously?

Only 42 People Want A Piece of Dell's $1.5 Million Settlement? Seriously?

Come on people, Dell agreed to dole out $1.5 million to customers who had problems with warranty repairs, credit financing, and rebates, but with only a week before the filing deadline, Washington’s Attorney General says that only 42 people in his state have submitted claim forms. We know there are eligible Dell victims out there. Our tipline alone has nearly 1,000 Dell-related complaints. Please, fill out your claim form now and get the money your state attorney generals earned for you!

New Jersey Sues Verizon Over "Free LCD TV" Disaster

New Jersey Sues Verizon Over "Free LCD TV" Disaster

The State of New Jersey has filed a lawsuit against Verizon, alleging that its marketing, sales, billing and customer service practices for its FiOS television, telephone and internet services are deceptive and misleading. The lawsuit is partly in response to the now-infamous “Free LCD” disaster.

https://consumerist.com/2009/01/16/add-alabama-to-the-unpublicized/

Add Alabama to the unpublicized states that are also participating in the Dell settlement. If your state wasn’t in the original list of 34 earlier this week, be sure to check your attorney general’s website just in case. [Alabama settlement info – PDF] (Thanks to Henry!)

https://consumerist.com/2009/01/15/its-not-one-of-the/

It’s not one of the 34 states publicized earlier this week, but Texas is another one of the states where you can get a piece of the DELL settlement. [Texas Dell Claim Form]

Contractor Scams 88 Year-Old Out Of More Than $80,000

Contractor Scams 88 Year-Old Out Of More Than $80,000

Contractor scams are some of the most heartbreaking because of the potential for the scammer to obtain large amounts of money from the victim. About two weeks ago, the NY Attorney General’s office announced the arrest of a Western New York home improvement contractor for “repeatedly pressuring an 88-year-old widow into paying more than $80,000 for home improvements that were never done”, or were so poorly done as to be worthless.

Fake Debt Collectors Are Trying To Intimidate You Out Of Your Money

Fake Debt Collectors Are Trying To Intimidate You Out Of Your Money

ABCNews says that the West Virginia Attorney General is warning people about fake debt collectors who will call you repeatedly at home and at work, threatening you with arrest for not paying a debt… that doesn’t even exist.

Throwdown! Connecticut Sues Countrywide For Deceptive Lending

Throwdown! Connecticut Sues Countrywide For Deceptive Lending

Someone ring a bell because Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has just sued Countrywide (and, of course, Bank of America) for deceptive lending practices. They’re seeking damages of $100,000 for each violation, as well as “up to $5,000 per violation of state consumer protection laws, disgorgement of all ill-gotten gains and an order compelling the company to cease its illegal practices.”

NY Governor Eliot Spitzer Resigns Due To Predilection For Pricey Whores

NY Governor Eliot Spitzer Resigns Due To Predilection For Pricey Whores

NY Governor and former star Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer, has resigned today after his predilection for pricey whores caught up with him.

NY Governor and Former AG Apparently Quite Fond Of Whores

NY Governor and Former AG Apparently Quite Fond Of Whores

“I have acted in a way that violates my obligation to my family and violates my or any sense of right or wrong,” said Mr. Spitzer, who appeared with his wife Silda at his Manhattan office. “I apologize first and most importantly to my family. I apologize to the public to whom I promised better.”

Spurred By Consumer Email Campaign, Nebraska AG Smacks Down Bait-And-Switch Gas Stations

Spurred By Consumer Email Campaign, Nebraska AG Smacks Down Bait-And-Switch Gas Stations

The Nebraska Attorney General has told the Conoco that posted low prices on its signs but then charged 25-50 cents higher per gallon on most of the pumps to stop its deceptive advertising practices.

Minnesota Sues Sprint, Customers Would Like To "Give Their CEO A Big Kick Right In The Patootie"

Minnesota Sues Sprint, Customers Would Like To "Give Their CEO A Big Kick Right In The Patootie"

Hey, Gary Forsee!