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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed 919-716-0060 51 attorneys general reach $141 million agreement with Intuit, owner for TurboTax, for deceiving people into paying for free tax services (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today won more than $4 million from Intuit Inc. (Intuit), the owner of TurboTax, for deceiving North Carolinians […]

(RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today filed a lawsuit against Dennis Daugherty, his Illinois-based company Green Lantern Services, and his North Carolina company Green Lantern Roofing and Restoration for defrauding North Carolinians who were attempting to repair storm damage after Hurricane Florence in 2018. “Dennis Daugherty saw North Carolinians struggling to rebuild their homes after […]

(RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today urged Congress to pass the Public Safety Officer Support Act of 2022. The legislation addresses gaps in support for public safety officers who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) associated with the high-risk nature of their jobs. “Most people instinctively run away from a crisis,” said Attorney General Josh […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 21, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 Contact: MacKensie Kvalvik MacKensie.Kvalvik@mail.house.gov 202-480-7954 April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (RALEIGH) Congresswoman Deborah Ross (NC-02) and Attorney General Josh Stein today shared updates on federal and state efforts to support victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in North Carolina. […]

Thursday, April 14, 2022 Our office has received a report of scammers claiming to be from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) contacting North Carolinians on Facebook to try to steal their money. The scammers claim to be DHHS employees and ask people to pay them up front to win money. […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to prohibit mortgage servicers from charging convenience fees, a payment on top of a payment that can exploit homeowners. They are particularly unfair because homeowners have no choice in their mortgage […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 7, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced a new program to train 50 North Carolina nurses to serve as Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) in hospitals across the state. SANE nurses help victims of sexual assault and collect evidence in the immediate aftermath […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 7, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today called on the CEOs of JPMorgan Chase, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo to eliminate all bank account overdraft fees. In a letter to each financial institution, Attorney General Stein urged each bank to eliminate overdraft fees by […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 30, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein released the following statement after filing a friend-of-the-court brief arguing that western North Carolina residents should be able to continue their antitrust litigation against HCA Healthcare System. “Too often, when one hospital swallows up another, care gets more […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 29, 2022 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein and Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch today led a bipartisan group of 44 attorneys general asking social media companies TikTok and Snapchat to give parents more ability to protect their children online by allowing third party apps that […]