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Consumer Protection/Scams

Pax­ton Sues Google for its Unau­tho­rized Cap­ture and Use of Bio­met­ric Data and Vio­la­tion of Tex­ans’ Privacy

Attorney General Paxton has sued Google, alleging that the tech giant has unlawfully captured and used the biometric data of millions of Texans without properly obtaining their informed consent to do so. 

October 20, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Launch­es Inves­ti­ga­tion Into Six Major Banks For Col­lu­sion-in-Lend­ing Prac­tices That Poten­tial­ly Vio­late Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion Laws

Attorney General Paxton joined a multistate investigation into Bank of America Corporation, Wells Fargo & Company, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., and Citigroup Inc. for potential violations of consumer protection laws.  

October 19, 2022 | Press Release

Paxton Launches Investigation into S&P Global’s Use of ESG Factors in Credit Ratings, Potentially Violating Consumer Protection Laws

Attorney General Paxton joined a Missouri-led multistate investigation into S&P Global Inc. for potential violations of consumer protection laws.

September 28, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Encour­ages FCC to Adopt Rules Pro­tect­ing Amer­i­cans from Ille­gal Robo­calls, Help­ing Pre­vent Bil­lions Lost from Scammers

Attorney General Paxton signed a multistate comment letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging them to adopt stricter controls to prevent unsolicited robocalls.  

September 26, 2022 | Press Release

CON­SUMER ALERT: Beware Scam­mers Using Attor­ney Gen­er­al Paxton’s Name and Sig­na­ture to Steal Per­son­al Information

Attorney General Paxton today warned Texans of scammers attempting to use Attorney General Paxton’s name, signature, and the Office of the Attorney General seal to get their personal data.  

September 08, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Announces $439 Mil­lion Mul­ti­state Set­tle­ment With JUUL for Decep­tive Mar­ket­ing and Sales Prac­tices; Texas to Recov­er $42.8 Million

Attorney General Paxton has secured a $438.5 million agreement in principle between JUUL Labs and 34 states and territories, resolving a two-year bipartisan investigation into the e-cigarette manufacturer’s marketing and sales practices.

September 06, 2022 | Press Release

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Announces the For­ma­tion of a Nation­wide Anti-Robo­call Lit­i­ga­tion Task Force

Attorney General Paxton today announced that the State of Texas is joining a nationwide Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force with 49 other states to investigate and take legal action against the telecommunications companies responsible for bringing a majority of foreign robocalls into the United States.

August 02, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Stops Hous­ton Busi­ness from Scam­ming Tex­ans with Fake Train­ing Services

Attorney General Ken Paxton secured a temporary restraining order against a business in Houston selling fake forklift training services.

July 18, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Sends Let­ter to the Fed­er­al Trade Com­mis­sion on Baby For­mu­la Shortage

Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a multi-state letter, led by West Virginia, to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding the ongoing baby formula supply issues throughout the United States.

July 01, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Secures Set­tle­ment with Con­tact Lens Com­pa­ny for its Decep­tive Trade Prac­tices Toward Texans

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, through his Consumer Protection Division, has secured a deceptive trade practices settlement against Vision Path, Inc.—specifically, its Hubble contact lens business—in state district court in Bexar County, Texas.

June 09, 2022 | Press Release