Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the resolution of a consumer fraud lawsuit filed against Stealth Solar LLC (Stealth) and owners Fred and Sandra Richie. Stealth Solar sold photovoltaic (“PV” or “solar”) systems and energy products. According to the lawsuit filed in 2014, Stealth obtained most of its business by making thousands of telemarketing calls that convinced customers to let Stealth employees make sales pitches at their homes. The company operated in Arizona, California and Hawaii from 2010 to 2014.
Phoenix, AZ - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that his Office, the United States Department of Justice, the Attorneys General of 18 other states and the District of Columbia have reached a $1.375 billion settlement agreement with Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC (S&P). The settlement resolves lawsuits against S&P that alleged it misled investors leading up to the 2008 financial crisis.
Phoenix, AZ - On January 15, 2015, the Maricopa County Superior Court approved a Stipulated Consent Judgment obtained by Attorney General Mark Brnovich against Phoenix- based Brother’s Help Solutions (BHS) and its owner Nelson Molano. The company located at 2720 East Thomas Road Suite C259 Phoenix, AZ 85016, provides foreclosure consulting and loan modification assistance.
Phoenix, AZ - The Arizona Attorney General’s Office partnered with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to close a fraudulent title loan shop in Phoenix. Six people have been convicted in connection to Garcia’s and Associates LLC, including the company’s owner, who remains at large. The business engaged in the systematic filing of false vehicle liens and foreclosure statements, which supported the criminal activities of human smugglers.
New Website Design, Focused Outreach, and Contest Aimed at Engaging Youth Planned for the Coming Week
Phoenix, AZ (Friday, January 17, 2014) -- In an ongoing effort to combat telemarketing scams, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne announced today the recent filing of a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court against several Arizona-based businesses and individuals. The defendants are alleged to have targeted mainly elderly consumers in a “work from home” business opportunity scam.
Warning Issued After Calls to Office from People Receiving Mailers Appearing to be Official Notices from Government Agency
Phoenix, AZ (November 26, 2013) -- Attorney General Tom Horne is today warning Arizona consumers and small businesses to be wary of solicitations that appear to be an official notification from a government agency.
Phoenix, AZ (Tuesday, October 8, 2013) -- Attorney General Tom Horne is warning consumers, especially seniors on Medicare, to be cautious of scams related to the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare.”
When a new government program is announced, scams often follow. And this program is no exception. Fake websites, attempts to steal consumer’s personal information, and the sale of bogus Affordable Care Act cards have been reported across the country.
Scams Promising Free Medical Alert Systems are on the Rise Across the Country
Phoenix, AZ (Thursday, August 1, 2013) – Attorney General Tom Horne is warning people, especially senior citizens, about an increase in medical alert scams. Across the country, seniors have been reporting phone calls that offer “free” medical alert systems.
Scammers Claim to Help Families of Phoenix-Area
First-Responders Killed on Duty this Past Week
Phoenix, AZ (Thursday, May 23, 2013) – The deaths of a Phoenix Police Officer and Phoenix Fire Fighter in separate incidents within the last week are raising concerns about potential charity scams, Attorney General Tom Horne said today.