Thursday, June 24, 2021
According to recent reports, home sales increased 5.6 percent in 2020, resulting in a 14-year high in overall sales throughout the country. Florida is also experiencing an increase in new residents. With an increase in home sales comes more demand for movers, and Moody issued a Consumer Alert to help consumers avoid moving-related scams.
Moody’s Price Gouging Hotline remains active and the office’s Consumer Protection Division continues to assist consumers and review complaints related to price increases on commodities essential to slowing the spread of COVID-19, along with other concerns related to the pandemic’s impact on consumer transactions.
On Monday, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced the arrest of Carmen Rosa Contreras and Alexandra Isabel Cano for allegedly acting as public adjusters without a license and filing false insurance claims. 
On Thursday, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced millions of dollars secured as a result of a joint action brought by her office and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in refunds for consumers affected by a credit card interest...
A bill from state Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation. closing a loophole in Florida’s sex offender law was unanimously passed by the Florida Senate on Tuesday and will now head to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk for signing into law. Book filed...
On Monday, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and Commissioner Nikki Fried joined the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) to warn consumers of fraudulent efforts to scam individuals out...
“The Reduce Impaired Driving for Everyone (RIDE) Act will promote the research and development of advanced alcohol and impaired driving detection technology and will require the implementation of such technology in new motor vehicles," Scott’s office noted.
Chauvin was found guilty of charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter. The trial received national attention and raised debates about law enforcement, race, police brutality and other issues.
In January, Rubio’s “Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act” to enhance the State Department’s role in combating and monitoring anti-Semitism around the world by elevating the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism to the rank of ambassador, was signed into law.
Since violent riots have broken out in Portland‭ (‬did they ever really stop‭?)‬,‭ ‬Seattle,‭ ‬Minneapolis,‭ ‬New York and Chicago, to name just a few, the fact that they all are governed by Democratic governors and mayors illustrates what the real problem is.‭ ‬In Florida,‭ ‬not so much--because DeSantis and law enforcement have made it crystal clear that violent protests will not be tolerated here.