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For Immediate Release: Friday, January 26, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today released the North Carolina Department of Justice’s 2023 data breach report ahead of Data Privacy Day on January 28. In 2023, more than 4.9 million North Carolinians were affected by a record 2,033 data breaches. The report […]

Friday, January 26, 2024 When a new technology emerges, scammers are the first to exploit it to target unsuspecting consumers. Our office has been hearing reports of bad actors using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to clone popular figures’ voices to try and trick you out of your money or personal information. They may even clone the […]

January 2024 In 2023, North Carolina consumers filed 21,544 complaints with my office, and we recovered more than $1.4 million for them. As we start the new year, I hope you will arm yourself to protect your hard-earned money by reviewing some tips to avoid the top 10 consumer complaints reported to my office last […]

January 23, 2024 Recently, the North Carolina Department of Justice published our 2023 annual report and shared the top 10 consumer complaints we received in 2023. Our office’s Consumer Protection Division works hard to educate the people of North Carolina about ways to protect themselves from scams, fraud, unfair business practices, and bad actors. When […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 24, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein announced that a federal appeals court has upheld a court order that North Carolina, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and six other states won against convicted criminal Martin Shkreli for engaging in illegal behavior to maintain a monopoly […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 23, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed 919-716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein joined local leaders in Charlotte today to highlight state and local efforts to address human trafficking and help survivors as part of Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Attorney General Stein was joined by Christine Long, Executive Director of the North […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 23, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed 919-716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein led a bipartisan group of 24 other attorneys general that filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court asking the court to review a lower court’s decision that will affect states’ authorities to enforce laws to protect their […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, January 19, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed 919-716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein joined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and six other attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against Strategic Financial Solutions (SFS) and related entities for allegedly running an illegal debt-relief scheme. Attorney General Stein is alleging that SFS, through […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 18, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein asked the federal government to restrict telemarketers from using artificial intelligence because of the potential harm it might cause. “One of the risks of artificial intelligence is that it gives scam callers a new tool to barrage North […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 17, 2024 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 Also Released the Department of Justice’s 2023 Annual Report (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today shared an update on the North Carolina State Crime Lab’s progress to test sexual assault kits in 2023 as he released the Department of Justice’s 2023 annual report. […]