Coronavirus

Submit a price gouging complaint
NOTE:  Price Gouging Statute is now in effect through October 10, 2020.

06/29/2020
COVID mask exemption cards are not from the government - from the FTC

06/12/2020
Georgia’s Price Gouging Statute to Stay in Effect through July 12, 2020
Update on price gouging complaints received in Georgia.

06/01/2020
How to avoid COVID-19 government imposter scams - from the CFPB
The CFPB and the FTC are sharing three ways you can protect yourself and others from government imposter scams.

5/29/20
CONSUMER ALERT: Attorney General Carr Issues Warning Against Financial Exploitation of Older Adults during Covid-19

5/22/20
CONSUMER ALERT: Fraudsters Perpetrating New Scams to Capitalize on COVID-19

5/12/20
CFPB, FHFA, & HUD Launch Joint Mortgage and Housing Assistance Website for Americans Impacted by COVID-19

5/4/20
Avoiding Coronavirus Scams and Price Gouging - Webinars from the BBB, FTC and CPD

04/08/2020
SCAM ALERT: 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...

04/02/2020
Resources for consumers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak - from Consumer Action

Cybersecurity in Georgia – With the uptick in teleworking, scammers are using the Coronavirus pandemic to exploit vulnerabilities in virtual private networks through the use of phishing emails, social engineering and malicious links. Our Cybersecurity Guide offers best practices for ensuring that your small business or organization is protected from cyber threats.

 
 
03/27/2020
Attorney General urges businesses and consumers not to hoard personal protective equipment critically needed in hospitals...
 
03/24/2020
Attorney General Chris Carr is partnering with members of the Georgia and national business communities – including Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Facebook, Chevron, Publix, the Georgia Association of Convenience Stores, the Georgia Retailers, the Georgia Food Industry Association and the Better Business Bureau -- to fight price gouging and scams...
 
03/22/2020
Georgians should only rely on trusted sources when it comes to information concerning COVID-19...
 
03/20/2020
Scammers are touting fake cures and tests, which may be a waste of money or even have dire health consequences...
 
03/14/2020
Consumers can submit price gouging complaints to the Georgia Department of Law's Consumer Protection Division...
 
03/04/2020
Scammers try to swindle consumers with bogus websites, emails, texts and social media posts related to the Corona virus...
 
Resources from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB): 

Economic Impact Payment (EIP) prepaid debit cards (video in Spanish available here: https://youtu.be/lNJv-bY6uro)
How to use your Economic Impact Payment prepaid debit card without paying a fee

Help for homeowners and renters during the coronavirus national emergency
If you are concerned about how to pay your mortgage or rent because of the coronavirus national emergency, we have information on what to do now, and options for mortgage and rent payment relief.

A guide to COVID-19 economic stimulus relief
The majority of Americans will start to see some financial relief in April through economic impact payments being issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). We’ve worked to break down the most common questions about these payments.
 
Student loans
Federally-held student loan payments are postponed and interest has been waived. Learn what that means for your loans. 

Guide to coronavirus mortgage relief options - Federal and state governments have announced plans to help struggling homeowners during this time. Read this to get information on what to do now, and what your options are for mortgage and rental relief.

What you need to know about student loans and the coronavirus pandemic - Interest on all federally-held student loans has been waived and use of forbearance has been extended to delinquent loans due to the coronavirus pandemic. Learn what that means for your loans. 

Protect yourself financially – As Americans prepare for the possible spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19, here are resources to protect yourself financially. 

Protecting your credit during the coronavirus pandemic – Your credit reports and scores play an important role in your future financial opportunities. Learn how to manage and protect your credit during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. 

Dealing with debt: Tips to help ease the impact – We have resources you can use to address issues related to debt collection during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Tips for financial caregivers – We have resources for financial caregivers helping people who cannot manage their money or property themselves during the coronavirus pandemic.