Tuesday: Attorneys General to Hold Media Availability on Border Initiatives

(Phoenix, Ariz. — Nov. 30, 2009) Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and New Mexico Attorney General Gary King (invited) will speak with reporters on Tuesday starting at 5:15 p.m. following the first day of the National Association of Attorneys General Winter Meeting at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. 

Arizona to Host National Association of Attorneys General Winter Meeting

(Phoenix, Ariz. -- Nov. 27, 2009)  The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) 2009 Winter Meeting will be held in Phoenix next week. Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard will be joined by Attorneys General from across the country for the three-day conference that will run Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 1-3, at the Arizona Biltmore. 

Terry Goddard’s Statement on ‘Operation Stolen Hope’

(Phoenix, Ariz. - Nov. 24, 2009)  Attorney General Terry Goddard issued the following statement today on the completion of “Operation Stolen Hope,” announced earlier this afternoon in Las Vegas. This operation is the latest in a series of federal-state law enforcement sweeps targeting loan modification and foreclosure rescue scammers nationwide. It included 118 enforcement actions against alleged loan modification scammers by the FTC and 25 states, including two from Arizona.

Terry Goddard Offers Consumer Tips, Web Page for Holiday Shopping

(Phoenix, Ariz. - Nov. 24, 2009)  With the first big day of the holiday shopping season coming on “Black Friday,” November 27, followed by “Cyber Monday” on November 30, Attorney General Terry Goddard today offered his top five tips for holiday shoppers.

“In this time of tight budgets for most Arizona families, it is especially important to be alert to scams and other consumer pitfalls this holiday season,” Goddard said.   

Terry Goddard Announces Contest to Raise Awareness of Elder Abuse

(Phoenix, Ariz. - Nov. 23, 2009)  In an effort to make young people aware of the tragedy of elder abuse, Attorney General Terry Goddard, the Arizona Area Agencies on Aging and the Arizona Elder Abuse Coalition have partnered to sponsor the 2010 “Why Should I Care about Elder Abuse?” student arts competition.

“This is the second year we have held this competition, and it has helped increase attention to elder abuse,” said Goddard. “While my office continues to prosecute those who commit this crime, only through awareness can we stop abuse before it begins.”

Terry Goddard Demands Health Net Notify Customers of Security Breach

(Phoenix, Ariz. -- Nov. 20, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard today called on Health Net, a Connecticut-based insurance company, to immediately notify its Arizona policyholders whose personal, medical and financial information was either lost or stolen in a data breach that occurred six months ago.

He said further that his Office will open an investigation to determine whether a state law requiring prompt notification was violated. 

Goddard Hosting Foreclosure Prevention Webinar for Yavapai County Residents

(Phoenix, Ariz. -- Nov. 17, 2009)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today invited Yavapai County homeowners to participate in a foreclosure prevention webinar on Wednesday from 6 – 8 p.m.

The webinar is hosted by Goddard, the Arizona Foreclosure Prevention Task Force and Fannie Mae. Topics to be discussed include resources provided by the federal Making Home Affordable program, important timelines and options for those facing foreclosure, the do’s and don’ts of loan modifications and the red flags to avoid loan modification fraud.