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Consumer Protection/Scams

CON­SUMER ALERT: AG Pax­ton Advis­es Tex­ans on Char­i­ta­ble Giv­ing in the Wake of Uvalde Tragedy; Warns Against Poten­tial Fraudsters

Attorney General Ken Paxton is warning Texans to be aware of scammers amid the Uvalde tragedy. 

May 27, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Announces $19 Mil­lion Mul­ti­state Set­tle­ment with Ford Motor Company

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced a $19.2 million multistate settlement with Ford Motor Company, with Texas receiving a $1.7 million share of that amount.

May 24, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Amends Google Law­suit to Include Incog­ni­to Mode” as Anoth­er Decep­tive Trade Prac­tices Act Violation

Attorney General Paxton filed an amended petition that adds Google’s Incognito mode to his previous geolocation-related lawsuit against the Big Tech giant.

May 19, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Announces Over $620 Mil­lion Col­lect­ed by Bank­rupt­cy and Col­lec­tions Divi­sion Dur­ing His Tenure

Attorney General Paxton is pleased to announce that the Bankruptcy and Collections Division of the Office of the Texas Attorney General has collected a total of $51,573,667 for fiscal year 2022, outstripping its $50 million goal for that time period.

May 17, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Secures $14 Mil­lion in Resti­tu­tion for Con­sumers in Set­tle­ment with Intu­it Tur­bo Tax

Attorney General Paxton announced a significant settlement against Inuit Inc., who markets the popular product “Turbo Tax.” Texas will receive more than $14 million in restitution for Texas consumers as part of a $141 million multistate settlement, which resolves an investigation begun over two years ago.

May 04, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Reach­es Agreed Judg­ment on Sun­screen Com­pa­ny that Deceived Consumers

Attorney General Ken Paxton obtained an agreed judgment against DRINK UVO, a California company that sold a drinkable sunscreen product that was promoted as providing hours of sun protection which misled consumers with false and grossly exaggerated claims. 

April 22, 2022 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Files Law­suit Against Vroom Due to Decep­tive Trade Practices

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a deceptive trade practices lawsuit against the online used vehicle dealer Vroom Automotive LLC and Vroom Inc., which also sells cars to Texas consumers under the name Texas Direct Auto.

April 20, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Joins Let­ter to GoFundMe Sup­port­ing Trans­paren­cy in Char­i­ta­ble Giving

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined twenty-seven other attorneys general in a letter to GoFundMe expressing concern over the ambiguity and adequacy of GoFundMe’s terms of service.

April 18, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Urges Fed­er­al Trade Com­mis­sion to Out­law Imper­son­ation Scams 

Attorney General Ken Paxton, as part of a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general, has joined a comment letter calling on the Federal Trade Commission to target “impersonation scams” -- a pervasive problem that victimizes millions of American consumers, whereby an individual poses as a government official, business entity, relative, or friend in order to obtain money or other things of value from the unsuspecting victim.

February 23, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Sues Google for Decep­tive­ly Track­ing Users’ Loca­tion With­out Consent

Attorney General Paxton filed his third lawsuit against Google, again alleging that the company is systematically misleading and deceiving Texas consumers in violation of Texas’ Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

January 24, 2022 | Press Release