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Ashley Moody Showcases Senior Protection During National Elder Law and National Older Americans Month
“Our seniors deserve peace of mind and the ability to enjoy their retirement, free of worry that deceitful scammers will exploit them. Our office is dedicated to strengthening laws and bolstering efforts to protect seniors. As your attorney general, I will always work to protect those who call Florida home,” Moody said.
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.
The agreement requires BSC to pay more than $188 million to 47 states and the District of Columbia to resolve allegations that it deceptively marketed transvaginal surgical mesh devices to patients. Florida’s share of the agreement is $11.5 million.
On Tuesday, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced court actions taken to stop malicious moving companies preying on Floridians.
State Attorney General Ashley Moody’s efforts to protect Floridians and hold scammers accountable continue this week as Florida recognizes National Consumer Protection Week.
The recovery follows a multistate investigation into Healing Heroes Network, Inc. (HHN) and its former directors Stacey Spiegel, Allan Spiegel and Neal Spiegel, and a related entity, Hero Giveaways, LLC—a business formed by Stacey Spiegel and Neal Spiegel for their use of deceptive charitable solicitations, including misleading sweepstake mailers and a telemarketing campaign.
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.
Florida AG’s Consumer Protection Division Secures $2.7 Million for Families From Administrative Surrogacy Services
At trial, the Attorney General’s Office presented facts showing that Blosser used the consumers’ funds to pay for cruise purchases, medical spa visits and concert tickets, among other outrageous personal expenditures, while intended parents lost thousands of dollars to TSG and Blosser’s scheme.
The proposed final consent judgment, pending adoption by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, resolves the lawsuit brought by the state of Florida through the Attorney General’s Office and the Office of Financial Regulation against Ocwen Financial Corporation, Ocwen Mortgage Servicing, Inc., Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC and PHH Mortgage Corporation.
Florida is part of a $39.5 million agreement stemming from Anthem’s massive data breach involving the personal information of more than 78 million Americans. Florida is receiving more than $600,000 to resolve the multistate investigation.
The multimillion-dollar claims process currently underway is the result of action taken by the Moody’s office to shut down several companies operating tech support scams. The deadline to file a claim is August 30. Thousands are eligible, but so far, only hundreds have successfully filed claims.
Moody’s team’s efforts include “issuing investigative subpoenas, securing refunds and working to address consumer concerns in real time” through its consumer hotline and various efforts.
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