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Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued a scam alert today warning Arizonans of an aggressive fake lottery scam targeting seniors. The scam starts with a phone call from a person who falsely claims to be affiliated with Mega Millions. Seniors are told they’ve won the Mega Millions lottery and are asked to pay thousands of dollars upfront in order to claim their prize money. The scammer even offers to pick the victim up and drive them to the bank.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 1:46pm
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 48-year-old Susan Marie Rall was sentenced to 60 days in jail and 3 years supervised probation after stealing more than $34,000 from the State of Arizona. Rall also paid back the more than $34,000 she stole during her time as an employee at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 3:39pm
Attorney General Mark Brnovich recently obtained a Consent Judgment against a fraudulent solar installation company who preyed on Arizona consumers. The settlement requires Phoenix-based Epcon Solar, LLC to pay $40,000 in restitution to customers who filed a valid consumer complaint with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 11:00am
More than $46,000 in restitution will be paid back to Arizona customers who filed complaints against Merchant Processing Solutions, LLC dba Payment Systems Corp (“Payment Systems”), a California company that markets and sells credit card processing services. Attorney General Mark Brnovich obtained the restitution as part of an Assurance of Discontinuance (“Assurance”) from Payment Systems.
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 2:41pm
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a Phoenix doctor will spend 4-years in prison for scamming taxpayers, conspiring with drug dealers, and forging patient medical records. 43-year-old Dr. Edward Jack Sayegh was also ordered to surrender his medical license during his sentencing this afternoon. Upon his release from prison, Dr. Sayegh will serve 5-years supervised probation.
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 3:53pm
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning consumers to be cautious of misleading websites that falsely appear to be affiliated with the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) or the State of Arizona. Consumers who need to access online MVD services should do so at the government’s authorized website – www.servicearizona.com.
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 3:02pm
On September 2nd, 2015, special agents of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office executed search warrants at four different locations in Maricopa County in conjunction with an ongoing investigation by their Health Care Fraud Special Investigation Section. Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted with the execution of the search warrants at one location. Two suspects are in custody, including a former state employee.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 12:37pm
Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a consumer fraud lawsuit today against Condosmart LLC, an Arizona-based timeshare resale and rental advertising business accused of making hundreds of unsolicited telemarketing calls to consumers who owned timeshare properties. The State’s complaint also alleges Condosmart engaged in deceptive and misleading business practices. Consumers in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and South Carolina may have paid Condosmart thousands of dollars for services that were not provided.
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 1:46pm
Attorney General Mark Brnovich is pleased to announce that yesterday, Federal District Court Judge Ralph Erickson issued an order in delaying the effective date of the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corp of Engineers’ “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) Rule in Arizona and 12 other states. The rule was originally scheduled to take effect today, August 28, 2015.
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 9:35am
Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced the settlement of a consumer fraud lawsuit against Go Green Today, LLC (“Go Green”), an Arizona-based solar company that allegedly made thousands of unwanted telephone calls to consumers on the FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry (DNC). In addition to making unsolicited telemarketing calls, Go Green also violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act (ACFA) in the marketing and sale of solar products. Under the consent judgment, up to $55,000 in restitution will be paid to victims.
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 1:36pm