Friday, December 4, 2020
“If one life was saved by this measure, it would be worth it,” Daley told Florida Daily. “We check people’s IDs when they walk into a store to purchase a beer. Why shouldn’t we be checking to make sure the person who is walking in to buy ammunition is legally permitted to do so?”
Moody’s Price Gouging Hotline remains active and the office’s Consumer Protection Division is still assisting consumers and reviewing complaints related to price increases on commodities essential to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and other concerns related to the pandemic’s impact on consumer transactions.
The site will offer free walk-up testing to residents 18 and older.  No appointments are needed to be tested.  Masks must be worn at the sites and social distancing guidelines will be observed.  Tests are limited to 500 and will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Giving Tuesday is a national day of giving at the start of the holiday season that occurs the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. In 2019, Americans gave an estimated $1.9 billion to charities in the United States.
Attorney General Moody is encouraging Floridians to take steps to prevent identity theft and other online shopping pitfalls on Cyber Monday and throughout the holiday shopping season.
Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis offered an update on the matter after speaking with federal officials and executives from CVS and Walgreens.
The breach occurred when hackers gained access to Home Depot’s network and deployed malware on the company’s self-checkout points of sale. The malware allowed the hackers to obtain the payment card information of customers that used self-checkout lanes at Home Depot stores throughout the U.S. from April 10, 2014 to Sept. 13, 2014.
During the latest spike in COVID-19 cases, the site has been conducting an average of more than 2,000 rapid tests per day.
As Floridians begin their search for holiday shopping deals this week, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis warned consumers to beware of potential scams surrounding Black Friday and offers four tips to avoid becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft.
With so many consumer purchases taking place during the holiday season, it is a good time to be particularly mindful of potential scams, security issues and added costs that may impact online purchases. Moody encouraged consumers to take a close look at this year’s guide to avoid being targeted this holiday season. The 2020 Holiday Consumer Protection Guide is available in both English and Spanish.