PHOENIX (Friday March 11, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne is warning Arizona consumers to be wary of advertisements and solicitations appearing in mailboxes or at homeowners’ front doors. Many solicitations appear to be an official notification, although the sender has no affiliation with any government agency. These mailers offer to provide services that are required by a governmental entity or services that will save the consumer money. Most often, those offers simply are “too good to be true” and should be avoided.
PHOENIX (Monday March 14, 2011) -- With disaster relief efforts underway to help the people of Japan, Attorney General Tom Horne says consumers should be cautious and only make contributions to reputable, established charitable organizations.
PHOENIX (Friday, May 13, 2011) -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne warns consumers to be aware of collection call scams relating to outstanding payday loans. Many Arizona consumers have received collection calls from fake law firms or fake government agencies telling consumers they owe monies to a payday loan company and threaten consumers with legal action. They also ask the consumer to provide bank account information to pay off the outstanding debt.
PHOENIX (Thursday, June 9, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne issued a warning today that Arizonans need to be wary of consumer scams and other fraudulent schemes that may appear as criminal predators take advantage of the disastrous Wallow Fire.
“Disasters such as the Wallow Fire often bring out the very best in people who work cooperatively to help each other. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true as scam artists and frauds use the tragedy to exploit vulnerable victims or con generous people into giving to fraudulent charities,” Horne said.
PHOENIX (Monday, June 13, 2011) -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne will help kick off the recognition of the Sixth World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Wednesday, June 15 at an Open House at the North Phoenix Baptist Church.
PHOENIX (Thursday, June 16, 2011) -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and Judy Lowe, Commissioner of the Arizona Department of Real Estate are warning consumers to be on the alert against potential scams as the Major League Baseball All-Star Game approaches July 8-12. They are also announcing today that the Department issued an Order this week against Your Stay Accommodations, Sharaud Ramey and Joshua Bleechington (“Your Stay Accommodations”), for engaging in unlicensed real estate activity in Arizona in connection with the game.
PHOENIX- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne today announced that a lawsuit was filed against Abode Air, LLC for allegedly deceptive telephone solicitation practices. The company is a Tempe-based air conditioning and heating service and installation company. The Attorney General’s Office and the Better Business Bureau have received hundreds of consumer complaints regarding Abode Air’s telephone solicitations, many from senior citizens.
PHOENIX (Friday, August 5, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne will officially recognize the efforts of 31 Arizona youths who are part of the Arizona Youth Tobacco Counterstrike Program prior to Saturday’s Arizona Diamondbacks game at Chase Field in Phoenix.
Among those being recognized is Andres Godinez, who has accumulated an impressive 149 hours as a minor volunteer for the program, and whose service is coming to an end as he approaches his 18th birthday. He will receive the Top Achievement Award for his dedication.
PHOENIX (Tuesday, August 16, 2011) -- Attorney General Tom Horne, in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, today issued a notice to consumers about a burgeoning online car sales scam. In this scam, criminals list cars for sale online at very low prices. When a buyer shows interest, the sham seller provides a compelling story explaining that the unusually low price is set because the seller needs cash immediately to pay for medical care, to facilitate a divorce, prepare for an overseas military deployment, or a similar story.
PHOENIX (Friday, September 9, 2011) -- As the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches, Attorney General Tom Horne, the Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona (PFFA) and the United Phoenix Fire Fighters are urging Arizonans to be cautious about charitable organizations that purport to aid fire fighters.