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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s final rule rolling back the national Clean Car Standards. The lawsuit argues that the final Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicles (SAFE) rule stops progress that has been made to protect the […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that he obtained a preliminary injunction against Charlotte-based A1 Towing Solutions, Inc. and its owner David Jewel Satterfield. The preliminary injunction, signed by Superior Court Judge Craig Croom, limits fees the defendants can charge for towing and booting […]

Friday, May 22, 2020 The U.S. Secret Service has alerted our office about an unemployment fraud scheme targeting people in states across the country, including North Carolina. The scammers, based in Nigeria, use personal information stolen in data breaches and hacks to file for unemployment in someone else’s name. If you receive mail about unemployment […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 21, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today urged Congress to pass S.3607, the Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act. The legislation would permit the families of first responders who die or are permanently and totally disabled as a result of COVID-19 to receive the same […]

Thursday, May 21, 2020 Our office has learned that scammers are posing as COVID-19 contact tracers to steal people’s money and personal information. While legitimate health officials in North Carolina may call you to complete COVID-19 contact tracing, they will never ask you to provide information like bank account or Social Security numbers. Last month, […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 21, 2020 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today, along with Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, Nebraska Attorney General Douglas Peterson, and Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, led a 39-state coalition urging Congress to ensure that all Americans have the internet connectivity they need to participate in telemedicine, teleschooling, and telework […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 North Carolinians will receive more than $27 million in consumer relief (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today will file a settlement with the nation’s largest subprime auto financing company, Santander Consumer USA Inc. (Santander), that includes approximately $550 million in relief for consumers […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today commended a Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) decision to offer a new mortgage payment deferral option for borrowers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new option allows borrowers who took a payment forbearance during the pandemic to […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, May 15, 2020 Contact: Laura Brewer (919) 716-6484 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today released the following statement in response to news that the U.S. Department of Education is continuing to garnish wages for student loan borrowers with defaulted federal student loans, despite a six-month moratorium on garnishment under the CARES Act. […]

Friday, May 15, 2020 Our federal partners have alerted us to reports of nursing homes and assisted living facilities attempting to require residents to sign over their $1,200 economic impact payments. The nursing homes claim that because the person is on Medicaid, the facility is entitled to the money. This is not true and unlawful, […]