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Attorney General Josh Stein January 2022 If you have bills that are past due, you might be contacted by a debt collector. But don’t be fooled: scammers often impersonate debt collectors to try to convince people that they owe unpaid debts or try to scare or threaten people to collect on non-existent debt. Being contacted […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, January 21, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 NCDOJ Has Won More Than $1 Million in Price Gouging Cases (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced three price gouging settlements totaling more than $80,000 in restitution for North Carolinians who were forced to pay egregious prices during states of emergency. Since […]

Thursday, January 20, 2022 North Carolina’s price gouging law is in effect following Gov. Cooper declaring a state of emergency ahead of the forecasted winter storms. Please report concerns about price gouging to the North Carolina Department of Justice by filing a complaint at https://ncdoj.gov/gouging or by calling 1-877-5-NO-SCAM. The state’s price gouging statute becomes […]

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 As the need for COVID-19 testing remains high, our office’s Consumer Protection Division has received several complaints of unexpected charges for a test. Remember to be sure you are clear on what you are agreeing to before you incur charges. Here’s how to avoid a surprise charge while getting a COVID-19 […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today shared the top 10 consumer complaints North Carolinians filed with the North Carolina Department of Justice in 2021 in the department’s 2021 annual report. The report also covers the breadth of the department’s work last year to protect […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, January 14, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today appealed a district court’s decision to dismiss his lawsuit against Facebook, now known as Meta. Attorney General Stein is part of the Facebook executive committee, and his lawsuit alleged that the company used its monopoly power to buy competitors and […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, January 14, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today won his lawsuit against “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli, the former CEO of Vyera (formerly Turing) Pharmaceuticals for price-fixing and conspiracy. The judgment requires Shkreli to pay nearly $65 million and bans him from the pharmaceutical industry for […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 13, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today released a review of North Carolina hospitals’ compliance with federal CMS regulations to improve price transparency for patients. Today’s update comes after Attorney General Stein wrote North Carolina hospitals in June 2021 to encourage them to come […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 13, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) – Attorney General Josh Stein announced today that Navient, one of the nation’s largest student loan servicers, will pay $3,259,086 in restitution to more than 12,000 federal loan borrowers in North Carolina. Additionally, 1,267 North Carolina borrowers will receive a total of […]

For Immediate Release: Monday, January 10, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein, along with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, today led a bipartisan group of 51 attorneys general working to stop international scam calls. In a comment letter, the coalition urged the Federal Communications […]