DES MOINES, IOWA (January 21, 2021 — Scammers took advantage of a confusing and chaotic 2020, as complaints to the Iowa Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division soared amid the pandemic.

Overall complaints totaled 4,011, a 24.4% increase over the 3,225 reports in 2019.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 4, 2021) — Good news is on the way in the form of COVID relief checks and vaccines. But consumers should not let their guard down, Attorney General Tom Miller warns.

“Scammers follow the headlines, and they’ll take advantage of our excitement, confusion, and other emotions,” AG Miller said.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 28, 2020) — Iowans should beware of mailers that appear to be from government agencies. The letters and postcards may be from marketers soliciting seniors, business owners, or others.

The Iowa Attorney General’s Office recently accused two out-of-state operations of sending deceptive mail to Iowans in an attempt to sell services.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 23, 2020) — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and 26 other attorneys-general have entered into a settlement with Sabre Corp that resolves an investigation into the 2017 data breach of its hotel booking system. The breach exposed the data of approximately 1.3 million credit cards.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 17, 2020) — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is leading a bipartisan coalition of 38 attorneys-general in suing Google LLC for anticompetitive conduct in violation of Section 2 of the Sherman Act.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 10, 2020) — There may be as many scams involving Amazon as there are products on Amazon.

Scammers see an opportunity as more people shop online, particularly during the pandemic. The Iowa Attorney General’s Office is urging consumers to be vigilant if they receive unsolicited calls or e-mails referring to purchases, deliveries, gift cards, or other issues involving Amazon or other retailers.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 9, 2020) — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is helping lead a bipartisan coalition of 48 attorneys-general in suing Facebook Inc, alleging that the company illegally stifles competition to protect its monopoly power.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 7, 2020) — Attorney General Tom Miller has joined with 50 other attorneys-general and other federal and state agencies to reach an $86.3 million settlement with Nationstar Mortgage. Nationstar is the country’s fourth-largest mortgage servicer.

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 30, 2020) — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is leading a bipartisan coalition of 49 attorneys-general urging Congress to extend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economy (CARES) Act funding until the end of 2021.

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 18, 2020) — Attorney General Tom Miller, along with a coalition of more than 30 other attorneys-general, announced a $113 million settlement with Apple Inc regarding its 2016 decision to throttle consumers’ iPhone speeds to address unexpected shutdowns in some iPhones.   

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