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Boston Bombing: Attorney General Tom Horne Reminds Arizonans to be Cautious When Giving to Charitable Organizations

Phoenix, AZ (Tuesday, April 16, 2013) - In the wake of Monday’s Boston bombing, Attorney General Tom Horne is reminding Arizonans to take precautions when preparing to make any charitable or disaster relief donations.

“As of today, we have not received complaints about charitable scams resulting from the horrible events in Boston on Monday, but past experience has shown that scammers are not above cruelly taking advantage of a tragedy to rip off consumers,” Horne said.

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne Announces Contest to Raise Awareness of Elder Abuse

Phoenix (Tuesday, April 9, 2013) - In an effort to make young people aware of the tragedy of elder abuse, Attorney General Tom Horne and the Arizona Elder Abuse Coalition have partnered in the 2013 “Why Should I Care About Elder Abuse?” Junior High School Arts Competition.

“This competition has helped increase awareness of elder abuse,” said Horne. “While my office continues to prosecute perpetrators of elder abuse, only through awareness can we stop abuse before it begins.”

Horne Consumer Alert: Phony Car Airbags May Cause Death

PHOENIX (Friday, March 1, 2013) -- Automobile airbags undoubtedly save lives, but Attorney General Tom Horne is warning consumers that potentially dangerous and unreliable after-market airbags are being sold to individuals and businesses in Arizona.  

“Phony airbags are a real problem because they often fail to work and pose a threat to human lives,” Horne said.  “It is important that consumers buy the appropriate equipment and be on the lookout for counterfeits.”

Mortgage Ploy - Horne Issues Consumer Warning

PHOENIX (Wednesday, January 09, 2013) -- Arizona homeowners should be on the lookout for a mailing that appears to be a legal document, but may be a ploy against mortgage consumers, Attorney General Tom Horne said today.

The mailing comes in an envelope that appears to be an official legal or government document, but there is no company name or return address on the envelope or the letter itself.  A call to the toll-free number in the letter reveals the company as Fresh Start, based in New York.

Consumer Advisory: Tom Horne Warns Consumers to Watch out for Bogus Solicitations from "Title Compliance"

(Phoenix, Ariz. - January 14, 2011)  Attorney General Tom Horne is warning Arizona consumers to watch out for solicitations from a company called "Title Compliance, Records Retrieval Division."   The official looking solicitation offers to obtain a certified copy of the property owners' deed, advising that a "current copy" should be obtained "due to property foreclosures and loan modifications in your county."  

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