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Can a car dealer charge a restocking fee if my loan is not approved?

Reposted from the “Ask Consumer Ed” column of the Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection. Is it legal for a car lot to charge a re-stocking fee and 50 cents per …

Q: I lost my job last year when my company down-sized. I have gone through all my savings and even borrowed money from relatives, but I just can’t keep up with my mortgage payments. I’m afraid that the bank will foreclose on my house. Is there any help available to me?

Reposted from the “Ask Consumer Ed” column of the Georgia Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection: A: Unfortunately, you’re not alone in this situation. Fortunately, there are several state and federal …

As a Tennessee resident, do I have to pay GA sales tax on a car purchased in Georgia?

Answers to actual problems and questions from Georgia consumers. Brought to you by the Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection -Re-Posted with Permission As a Tennessee resident, do I have to …

Why Debt Settlement May Hurt Consumers More than It Helps

ELLEN HARNICK AND LESLIE PARRISH “Be debt-free in 36 months!” “Reduce your debt by up to 50%!” We’ve all heard commercials from debt settlement companies that use pitches like these, …

Is Debt Settlement Legitimate?

Re-posting from the “Ask Consumer Ed” publication of the Georgia Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection Published October 11, 2013 Dear Consumer Ed: I owe close to $30,000 in credit card …

Unfair or Deceptive Business Practices Bring Georgia Consumer Protection Litigation

The State of Georgia is a strong proponent of consumer protection and has enacted the Fair Business Practices Act, or FBPA, to protect the public from deceptive and unfair business …

Avoid Auto Sale Fraud

Each year, thousands of people are victims of auto sale fraud in the United States. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center estimates that nearly 14,000 complaints were made from consumers that …

When a Landlord Violates Tenant Rights by Blockade, Consider a Premises Liability and Consumer Protection Lawsuit

Worst Athens Landlord Dispute of the Year? Everyone may not be cut out to be a landlord, especially if weak anger management skills cause them to violate the rights of …

Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Claims Approach 100,000 a Year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that wrongful death claims attributed to medical malpractice continue to rise at alarming rates. U.S.court records document that nearly 100,000 wrongful death …

A Consumer Protection Bill With Too Many Unknowns Rejected by the State House Banking Committee

Athens, Georgia Consumer Protection Attorney Jimmy Hurt Speaks to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Regarding HB 465 The state House banking committee’s decision to reject HB 465, a bill that would have …