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Home Depot to Pay $17.5 Million in Multistate Settlement over 2014 Data Breach

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced that The Home Depot, Inc. (Home Depot) has agreed to pay Arizona over $265,000 to resolve allegations stemming from a 2014 data breach that compromised roughly 40 million credit and debit cards nationwide. The settlement with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is part of a larger $17.5 million settlement with 46 states and the District of Columbia.

AG Brnovich and CVS Pharmacy Launch Awareness Program to Combat Gift Card Fraud

PHOENIX – The Arizona Attorney General’s Office and CVS Pharmacy are launching a new consumer fraud awareness program today to combat gift card scams in Arizona, especially during the holiday season. Every year, consumers lose millions of dollars in scams involving gift cards and/or reloadable cards.

All CVS Pharmacy stores in Arizona will soon display STOP signs at gift card displays to prompt customers to stop and think about why they’re buying the gift card, and remind them that gift cards can never be used to pay a government agency.

Phoenix Petition Signature Gathering Company Faces Criminal Charges for Alleged Illegal Payments to Prop 208 Initiative Circulators

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that AZ Petition Partners LLC, an Arizona Limited Liability Company doing business as “Petition Partners,” has been charged with fifty (50) misdemeanor counts in connection with alleged payments under illegal bonus programs purportedly paid to contracted petition circulators gathering signatures for the Invest in Education ballot initiative (Prop 208).