Goddard Warns Consumers about Credit Union Text Message, Phone Solicitation Scam

(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 25, 2010)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today reminded consumers about a “phishing” scam purported to be from Credit Union West, a Glendale-based financial institution, requesting personal information.  Over the last several months, the Attorney General’s Office has seen an increase in calls regarding this particular scam. Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile customers … Read more

Goddard Warns Consumers about ‘Skimmers’ on Gas Pumps, ATMs

(Phoenix, Ariz. – July 16, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today warned consumers about credit and debit card “skimming” which has become increasingly prevalent in Arizona in recent months. Skimming involves the use of an inconspicuous electronic device that thieves can install on gas pumps or bank ATMs. Essentially, these small devices record your credit … Read more

Attorney General McGraw Warns of Telephone Scam Targeting Travelers

West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw is warning travelers to be on guard due to a scam making an increased appearance in the hospitality industry. Travelers are experiencing convincing calls from scammers attempting to obtain credit card information. This scam is targeting guests staying in hotel rooms. Individuals receive a telephone call from the thief … Read more

Attorney General Gansler Warns Consumers About Medicare Scam Simple advice: Never give out personal information to someone you don’t know

Maryland consumers should be on the lookout for the latest scam that seeks to steal personal information over the phone by using the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Federal Health Care Reform) as a ploy. “If someone claiming to be from the government calls and asks for your personal information, just hang up,” said … Read more

Attorney General Gansler Warns Consumers About New Utility Scam Don’t be a victim: “Obama administration grant” to pay utility bills is a hoax

Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is warning Maryland consumers not to be fooled by a new utility scam claiming to provide a federal government grant that will pay off utility bills. “Consumers should never give up their hard-earned money until verifying the legitimacy of an offer – no matter how enticing it may seem,” said … Read more

Terry Goddard Warns Consumers About Storm Repair Scams

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Oct. 7, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard is warning Arizonans to be wary of unsolicited contractors coming to your door and offering help with repairs or clean-up related to this week’s strong storms across Arizona. “From the tornadoes that touched down around Flagstaff to the golf ball-size hail that fell in parts … Read more