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CON­SUMER ALERT: Beware of Scam­mers Dur­ing Nation­wide Giv­ing Tuesday

Today, Texas celebrates Giving Tuesday, a nationwide day of giving for charitable causes. In light of common holiday scams and fraudulent charities, the Office of the Attorney General offers these crucial DOs and DON’Ts for Texans who want to give during the holiday season

December 01, 2020 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Announces $17.5 Mil­lion Set­tle­ment with Home Depot Regard­ing Data Breach

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office, along with the Attorneys General of 45 other States and the District of Columbia have obtained a $17.5 million-dollar settlement against retailer The Home Depot, resolving a multistate investigation of a 2014 data breach which exposed the payment card information of approximately 40 million Home Depot consumers nationwide.

November 24, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Announces $113 Mil­lion Set­tle­ment with Apple Over iPhone Throttling

 Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a coalition of over 30 other attorneys general in a $113 million settlement with Apple, Inc. regarding Apple’s 2016 decision to throttle customers’ iPhone speeds in order to address unexpected shutdowns in some iPhones.

November 19, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Warns Tex­ans of Scam­mers in Wake of Hur­ri­cane Laura

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton warned Texans of the risk of fraud and common scams in the wake of Hurricane Laura, which is expected to impact communities across the state.  

August 27, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Files Law­suit Against Clin­i­ca His­pana for Fraud­u­lent COVID Test­ing and Fail­ing to Secure Per­son­al Information

Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a lawsuit against Clinica Hispana in La Porte, Texas, which has both misrepresented the character of its COVID-19 testing as well as its failure to secure patients’ sensitive personal information.

August 05, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Warns Tex­ans of Price Goug­ing in Wake of Hur­ri­cane Hanna

Following the severe weather and flooding in South Texas during Hurricane Hanna, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned that state law prohibits price gouging in the wake of a declared disaster.

July 29, 2020 | Press Release

SCAM ALERT: AG Pax­ton and DOJ Part­ner to Warn Con­sumers of Fraud­sters Sell­ing Coun­ter­feit, Mis­la­beled, Non-Exis­tent PPE

Attorney General Ken  Paxton, in partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas, today informed the public about several fraudulent schemes involving masks, personal protection equipment (PPE), and other COVID-19 related equipment.

July 27, 2020 | Press Release

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