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Consumer Protection/Scams

AG Pax­ton Joins FCC and Six States in Effort to Halt Unlaw­ful Robocalls

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that he joined six other attorneys general in a federal lawsuit against John C. Spiller, II and Jakob Mears, along with their Texas-based companies Rising Eagle Capital Group LLC and JSquared Telecom LLC.

June 09, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Joins Coali­tion Expand­ing Crack-Down on Robocallers

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that he joined a coalition of 52 attorneys general in a letter to USTelecom, urging them to continue developing robocall traceback and other ancillary capabilities suited to law enforcement needs.

May 04, 2020 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton and FTC Warn Resur­gence Med­ical Spa LLC Against Pro­mot­ing False Cures for Coro­n­avirus (COVID-19)

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today partnered with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to warn Resurgence Medical Spa LLC that baselessly claiming that their vitamin C intravenous infusions can prevent and cure Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a direct violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and federal consumer protection law.

April 14, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Files Law­suit to Halt Price Goug­ing at Auc­tions Unlim­it­ed LLC

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a lawsuit to stop Auctions Unlimited LLC from price gouging Texans for necessary, health-related supplies.

March 26, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton: Retail Sup­ply Chains Will Be Held Liable for Price Gouging

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a stern warning to retail suppliers, including those who supply grocery stores and pharmacies, that state law strictly prohibits price gouging in the wake of a declared disaster.

March 21, 2020 | Press Release

CON­SUMER ALERT: AG Pax­ton Reminds Tex­ans to Be Aware of Cyber Scams Dur­ing Coro­n­avirus (COVID-19) Emergency

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton continues to caution Texans about scams emerging during the statewide Coronavirus disaster declaration announced by Governor Abbott last Friday.

March 17, 2020 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Warns Tex­ans of Scam­mers Tak­ing Advan­tage of Coro­n­avirus Emergency

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today cautions Texans to be aware of scams in light of the statewide Coronavirus disaster declaration announced earlier today by Governor Abbott.

March 13, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Warns of Price Goug­ing as Tex­ans Pre­pare to Pre­vent the Spread of Coronavirus

As Texans take precautions against exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and prepare for the possibility of self-quarantine if affected, Attorney General Ken Paxton warned that state law prohibits price gouging in the wake of a declared disaster.

March 13, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Files Law­suit and Obtains TRO Shut­ting Down Illic­it Mas­sage Busi­ness in Houston

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit asking a court to stop Happy Foot Spa in Houston from operating an illicit massage establishment without obtaining the license required by state law and in violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

March 06, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Joins Let­ter to FDA Urg­ing Stronger Pro­tec­tions Against Fla­vored E‑Cigarettes

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a bipartisan coalition of 26 attorneys general urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to strengthen its enforcement guidance on e-cigarettes.

February 28, 2020 | Noteworthy