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Texas AG: 39,000 Texans eligible for restitution in Western Union settlement

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced on Tuesday that 39,000 Texans would be eligible for refunds after a $5 million settlement was reached with Western Union. The settlement stemmed from an investigation into complaints filed by customers who used the … Continue reading

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RadioShack ordered to pay back customers for unused gift cards

Although out of business, the former electronics store RadioShack will have dish out cash to some of its former customers. The Texas Attorney General’s Office announced today consumers who had an unused balance on RadioShack gift cards will be able … Continue reading

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Texas Attorney General shuts down veteran charity organization

The Texas Attorney General has announced its shutting down a veteran’s charity organization that used little of the money it raised to help veterans in need. According to the AG’s office, Veterans Support Organization and four of its officers raised … Continue reading

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Scam Alert: Identity thieves posing as government agents or debt collectors targeting consumers

Scammers frequently claim they are collecting child support debt The Texas Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is investigating a scheme by callers claiming to be with government or debt collection agencies who have been attempting to steal consumers’ money … Continue reading

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Texas AG cracks down on Veterans Support Organization for deceptive marketing

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced today that Veterans Support Organization (VSO) and four of its principals (Richard Vanhouten, Michelle Vanhouten, Steven Casella and Robert Cruz) were charged with unlawfully soliciting charitable contributions and misrepresenting to Texas donors that the the … Continue reading

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Texas Attorney General charges Austin-based contractor Castro Property Restoration with deceiving Texas homeowners

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recently charged an Austin-based construction contractor with deceiving Texas homeowners and falsely representing available funding sources for home repairs and restoration. The state’s enforcement action names Castro Property Restoration, its owner Victor James Castro and his … Continue reading

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Texas AG slams cellphone crammers with a lawsuit

You know those text message services that offer horoscopes, celebrity gossip, ringtones and the like? Better beware. You could end up with unexpected charges “crammed” onto your cellphone bill. Fortunately, government and state agencies are onto the scheme. This week, Texas … Continue reading

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Membership only clubs fork over $30 million for misleading ads

Kind of makes you feel special to join a club, doesn’t it? Well… Not when membership costs good money you didn’t realize you’d have to pay and you don’t get the benefits you were promised. And they don’t even teach … Continue reading

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Texas shuts down non-profit Cristo Vive for unauthorized legal services

Ineffective, unqualified “help” is sometimes worse than no help at all. That turned out to be the case for some people who went to Austin non-profit Cristo Vive for help with their immigration status. The organization was shut down recently … Continue reading

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AG’s office files action to halt practices of Beaumont-area dating service

Restraining order and asset freeze names Matchmaker and Sagejax Inc. It hasn’t been long since BBB warned the public to watch out for dating scams. Now it seems the Attorney General’s office has been on the case, investigating a specialized … Continue reading

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