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Consumer Protection/Scams

Cal­i­for­nia Court Dis­miss­es Twit­ter vs. Texas Lawsuit

A district court in California today dismissed Twitter’s lawsuit against Attorney General Ken Paxton, in which the social media giant attempted to halt Attorney General Paxton’s investigation into Twitter’s potential violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. 

May 11, 2021 | Press Release

CON­SUMER ALERT: Beware Unem­ploy­ment Ben­e­fit Iden­ti­ty Theft

Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned that unemployment benefits identity theft is on the rise in Texas.

April 30, 2021 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Announces $188.6 Mil­lion Mul­ti­state Set­tle­ment with Med­ical Device Man­u­fac­tur­er Boston Sci­en­tif­ic Corporation

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a multistate settlement with Boston Scientific Corporation (Boston) regarding deceptive marketing of its surgical mesh products for women.

March 23, 2021 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Sues La Quin­ta BCB for Price Goug­ing Dur­ing 2021 Win­ter Storm

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against Everyoung Hospitality LLC, d/b/a La Quinta San Antonio Brook City Base, accusing them of price gouging during the February 2021 winter storm emergency.

March 18, 2021 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Ensures For­give­ness of $29 Mil­lion in Elec­tric Bills for 24,000 Tex­ans After Suing Grid­dy Ener­gy, LLC

Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement in response to the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by Griddy Energy, LLC.

March 16, 2021 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Announces Mul­ti­state Set­tle­ment with AMCA Over 2019 Data Breach

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Texas joined a coalition of 41 attorneys general in an Agreed Judgment against Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau d/b/a American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), resolving an investigation of AMCA’s  2019 data breach that exposed the personal information of over 7 million individuals, including approximately 1.4 million Texans.

March 12, 2021 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Expands Win­ter Storm Inves­ti­ga­tion into Nat­ur­al Gas Price Increases

Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) to Intercontinental Gas Exchange, a natural gas exchange that saw massive price increases during the February winter storm that swept through Texas.  

March 08, 2021 | Press Release

Texas Shuts Down Fraud­u­lent Nation­wide Tele­phone Scam

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas, along with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 38 states and the District of Columbia, stopped a massive telefunding operation by Associated Community Services (ACS) and a number of related defendants that bombarded over 67 million Americans with 1.3 billion deceptive calls falsely purporting to raise money for charity.

March 05, 2021 | Press Release