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10/16/17
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Complaint Against Contractor Alleging Fraud in Connection with Rebuilding and Repair of Sandy-Damaged Homes​​ ​​​​​ ​​​​​
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10/12/17
Attorney General Porrino and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches Settlement with Spring Communications to Resolve Merchandise Pricing Allegations​ ​​​​​ ​​​​​
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10/11/17
New Jersey Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs Announce Stricter Guidelines for Veterinary Prescriptions to Prevent Pet Pain Medications from Being Used to Feed Opioid Addictions ​​​​​ ​​​​​
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10/6/17
Proposed Regulation – Limitations on and Obligations Associated with Acceptance of Compensation from Pharmaceutical Manufacturers by Prescribers ​​​​ ​​​​​​​
10/5/17
Attorney General Porrino Announces State Lawsuit Alleging Greed-Driven Scheme to Boost Sales by Fentanyl Drug Maker Insys ​​​ ​​​​​​​
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09/29​/17
Monmouth County Licensed Social Worker Suspended Amid ​Allegations of Criminal Sexual Contact During Therapy Session​​ ​​ ​​​​​​​
09/25​/17
Proposed Regulation
Board of Nursing​ ​​ ​​​​​
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09/25​/17
Proposed Regulation
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee ​​​​​
English
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09/20​/17
Proposed Regulation
Board of Nursing​ ​​ ​​​​​
English
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09/20/17
​Proposed Regulation
Board of Medical​ Examiners​ ​​ ​​​​​
English
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09/15/17
New Jersey Joins Multi-State Call for Equifax to Disable Fee-Based Monitoring Services, Reimburse Fees for Security Freezes ​ ​​ ​​​​​​​
09/13/17
Judge Orders Passaic County Travel Agency and its Owner to Permanently Cease Doing Business in NJ, and Pay $277,000 for Defrauding Consumers ​​ ​​​​​
09/12​/17
Apple Inc. Agrees to Install Continuously Available Pricing Information on Merchandise Display Tables in its New Jersey Stores in Settlement with Division of Consumer Affairs​ ​​​​​
09/07​/17
Prop​osed Regulation
State Board of Social Work Examiners ​​​​​
English
09/06/17
Prop​osed Regulation
​State Board of Chiropractic Examiners ​​​​​
English
09/05​/17
Attorney General Announces $3.5 Million Multi-State Settlement with Lenovo over Hacker-Vulnerable Software ​​​​​
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08/31​/17
​New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Complaints Against Two Contractors, Alleging Fraud in Connection with Rebuilding and Repair of Sandy-Damaged Homes ​​​​​
08/30​/17
CONSUMER ALERT 
Be Careful of Phony Charities Soliciting Donations for Victims of Hurricane Harvey​​​​
08/25​/17
Proposed Regulation
Board of Medical Examiners and Board of Pharmacy ​​​
English
08/25​/17
Proposed Regulation 
English
08/25​/17
Proposed Regulation
Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners​​​​
English
08/25​/17
Proposed Regulation
Cemetery Board​​​
English
08/25​/17
Proposed Regulation
Board of Medical Examiners​​
English
08/24​/17
Proposed Regulation
State Board of Real Estate Appraisers Board​​
English
08/24​/17
Proposed Regulation
State Board of Medical Examiners; Physician Assistant Advisory Committee​
English
08/23/17
Proposed Regulation
State Board of Mortuary Science of New Jersey ​
English
08/23/17
Proposed Regulation
Fire Alarm, Burglar Alarm and Locksmith Advisory Committee​​​
English
08/23/17
Proposed Regulation
Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors​​
English
08/23/17
Proposed Regulation
New Jersey State Board of Accountancy​
English
08/21​/17
Monmouth County Pediatric Surgeon's License Suspended Amid Charges of lllegal Sexual Contact with 17-Year-Old Patient
08/18/17
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches Settlement with Middlesex County Auto Dealership in Connection with Consumer Fraud Investigation
08/11​​/17
Attorney General Porrino and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Urge Seniors to Beware of Phone Fraud Schemes, Provide Materials to Help Spot Scams​​​​​​​​​​​
English
08/10​​/17
License of Registered Nurse Temporarily Suspended Following His Arrest on Charges of Sexual Assault, Lewdness at Hospital​​​​​​​​​​
08/09​​/17
Proposed Regulation
New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling​​​​​​​​​​
English
08/09​​/17
Proposed Regulation
Board of Massage and Bodywork Examiners​​​​​​​​​
English
08/09​​/17
Proposed Regulation
​Board of Examiners of Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors​​​​​​​​​
English
08/09​​/17
Attorney General Porrino Announces Multi-State Settlement With Nationwide Insurance over Consumer Data Breach​​​​​​​​
English
08/08​/17
Division of Consumer Affairs Director Steve Lee to Leave Post for Private Sector Position ​​​​​​​
08/03/17
Christie Administration Launches Online Portal to Report Abuse or Diversion of Prescription Opioid Fueling Addiction Crisis Atlantic County Pharmacist Credited with Tip Leading to Arrest of Essex County Doc Accused of Prescribing Pain Pills to South Jersey Drug Ring​​​​​​​
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07/27/17
Proposed Regulation
Board of Examiners of Master Plumbers​​​​​​​
English
07/26/17
Attorney General Porrino and Division of Consumer Affairs Announce Complaint Against Newark Used Car Dealer, Allege Fraud Violations Including ‘Bait and Switch’​​​​​​
07/2​4/17
“Just Pups”  Pet Stores and Owner Vincent LoSacco Agree to Permanently Stop Selling Animals in New Jersey, Pay $326,000 to Settle Allegations of Consumer Fraud in Sale of Sick Puppies​​​​
07/20/17
Owners of Tinton Falls Broker-Dealer Agree to Pay $2.1 Million in Restitution and Penalties for Violating New Jersey Securities Laws Bureau of Securities Found Sales of Unregistered Securities, Dishonest or Unethical Practices and Failure to Reasonably Supervise​​​
07/18/17
Proposed Regulation
State Board of Medical Examiners​​
English
07/17/17
Proposed Regulation
Board of Pharmacy​
English
07/17/17
Proposed Regulation
State Board of Dentistry​
English
07/11/17
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Revokes License of Essex County Cardiologist Who Shortchanged His Partners by Falsifying Pension Information​
07/07/17
Proposed Regulation
Orthotics and Prosthetics Board of Examiners
07/07/17
Proposed Regulation
New Jersey State Board of Respiratory Care
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​​06/29/17
Atlantic County Doctor's Medical License Temporarily Suspended After His Armed Stand-Off with Police Led to Weapons Charge Arrest
06/28/17
Attorney General Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs Announce Boardwalk Game and Retail Establishment Inspections in Seaside Heights and Point Pleasant Beach; 20 Locations Alleged to Have Violations
06/22/17
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches $160,000 Settlement with Georgia Financing Company to Resolve Probe of Home Improvement Loans Arranged by the Company
06/20/17
New Jersey Board of Nursing Suspends Certification of Burlington County Home Health Aide Allegedly Caught on Camera Stealing Money, Prescription Pain Pills from Elderly Woman in Her Care
06/16/17
Attorney General Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs Announce Settlement with For-Profit Company Offering Student Loan Consolidation Services
06/08/17
New Jersey Board of Nursing Temporarily Suspends License of Bergen County Nurse Charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault on a Physically Helpless and Mentally Incapacitated Person
06/07/17
Governor Christie Announces Major Expansion of NJ's Life-Saving Prescription Monitoring Program
06/05/17
New Jersey Board of Nursing Temporarily Suspends Certification of Middlesex County Home Health Aide Following Her Arrest on Charges of Attempted Credit Card Fraud Involving a 91-Year- Old Woman in Her Care
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05/25/17
New Jersey Bureau of Securities Obtains $650,000 Payment in Agreement with David Lerner Associates, Inc. to Resolve Violations Relating to Sales of Non-Traded REITs
05/24/17
New Jersey to Receive $1 Million from Multi-State Settlement Resolving Allegations that Johnson & Johnson Company Made Misleading Claims
05/24/17
States Have Reached Settlements, Cooperation Agreements with Two Former Drug Company Executives
05/24/17
Medical License of Burlington County Psychiatrist Suspended for Prescribing Massive Doses of Opioids While Not Abiding by Prescription Monitoring Program Regulations
05/23/17
Attorney General Porrino Announces Multi-State Settlement Resolving Investigation of Target Corp.'s Own Role in Data Breach
05/23/17
Clifton Doctor's Medical License Revoked Following Admission of Inappropriate Physical Relationship with Patient
05/22/17
​As Ramadan Approaches, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Enforces Regulations Protecting the Halal-Buying Public
05/17/17
Certification of Paterson Home Health Aide Temporarily Suspended Following Her Arrest on Charges of Aggravated Manslaughter
05/16/17

Hightstown High School wins New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs 21st Annual High School Consumer Bowl

05/15/17

Proposed Regulation
Board of Nursing​​​

05/15/17

Proposed Regulation
Elevator, Escalator, and Moving Walkway Mechanics Licensing Board​​

05/15/17

Proposed Regulation
Division of Consumer Affairs​

05/09/17

New Jersey Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs Announce Plans to Expand "Safe Care Cam" Program, Tighten Home Health Aides Rules to Enhance Protection of Elderly and Disabled

05/08/17
New Jersey Bureau of Securities Announces Annual Examination of Investment Advisers is Underway
05/05/17
Attorney General Porrino and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs File Complaint to Stop Monmouth County Man From Illegally Practicing Medicine Without a License
05/03/17
New Jersey Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs Unveil Online Information Hub to Help Health Care Practitioners and Patients Understand and Comply with State's New Opioid Prescribing Regulations
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04/20/17
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Complaint Against Contractor Alleging Fraud in Connection with Elevation and Repair of Sandy-Damaged Homes
04/18/17
Nurse at Camden County Rehabilitation Facility Charged with Criminal Sexual Contact Surrenders License to Board of Nursing, Forbidden to Practice Pending Outcome of Criminal Case
04/12/17
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Temporarily Suspends License of Passaic County Podiatrist Amid Allegations He Indiscriminately Prescribed Painkillers to Patients and Practiced Outside the Scope of His License
04/06/17
Nurse at Camden County Rehabilitation Facility Charged with Criminal Sexual Contact Surrenders License to Board of Nursing, Forbidden to Practice Pending Outcome of Criminal Case
04/06/17
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Enforces State Kosher Laws, Alerts Public to Importance of Kosher Designations as Passover Approaches
04/03/17
New Jersey Board of Nursing Temporarily Suspends Certification of Certified Homemaker- Home Health Aide Following Her Arrest for Allegedly Assaulting an Elderly Patient in a Psychiatric Hospital
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03/30/17
Emergency Adoption and Proposed Regulation
Limitations on Prescribing, Administering, or Dispensing of Controlled Dangerous Substances, and Special Requirements for Management of Acute and Chronic Pain
03/28/17
New Jersey Bureau of Securities Assesses $1 Million in Civil Penalties Against Essex County Resident and His Company for Defrauding Investors through a Ponzi Scheme involving the Fraudulent Sale of Unregistered Securities
03/23/17
New Jersey Attorney General Calls on Realtors, Funeral Directors and Other Professionals to Help Fight Drug Addiction by Promoting "Project Medicine Drop" to Their Clients
03/21/17
Proposed Regulation
Board of Medical Examiners
03/13/17
Price Gouging Alert
Be Aware of Price Gouging as Winter Storm Stella Approaches
03/13/17
Governor Christie Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Winter Storm Stella
03/13/17
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Complaint Against Ocean County Contractor Alleging Fraud In Connection with Rebuilding and Repair of Sandy-Damaged Homes
03/10/17
National Consumer Protection Week
Attorney General Porrino, Division of Consumer Affairs Warn Investors of Scams, Provide Resources to Educate Residents
03/09/17
National Consumer Protection Week
Beware of Fake Charities Soliciting Your Donations, Including Social Media Charity Scams That Play on Your Emotions
03/08/17
National Consumer Protection Week
"Motor Vehicle Sales/Repairs" Climbs to Top of New Jersey's 2016 Consumer Complaints List, "Home Improvements" Drops to Number Two
03/01/17
Record Number of New Jersey Doctors Disciplined in 2016 As State Ramps Up Efforts to Curb Opioid Addiction 31 Physicians Sanctioned for Allegedly Over-Prescribing Painkillers That Are Fueling New Jersey's Addiction Epidemic
03/01/17
New Jersey Joins Multi-State Antitrust Lawsuit Against Six Generic Drug Manufacturing Companies Amended complaint alleges new violations of state antitrust, consumer protection laws
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02/17/17
Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey Agrees to Pay $1.1 Million, Tighten Data Security to Settle Allegations of Privacy Lapses Concerning Personal Information of Policyholders
02/06/17
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Federal Trade Commission Reach $2.5 Million Settlement with Smart TV Manufacturer to Settle Allegations of Invasive Data Collection
02/01/17
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches Settlement with Advance Stores over Allegations of Pricing Violations
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01/31/17
New Jersey Joins Multi-State Settlement Addressing Complaints Against Western Union Linked to Fraud-Induced Wire Transfers
01/26/17
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Two More Sandy Fraud Complaints Against Home Improvement Contractors Latest Actions Allege Contractors Bilked $1.4 Million in Storm Relief Funds from Homeowners
01/25/17
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 136 Home Improvement Contractors in 2016 for $1.9 million in Consumer Restitution and Civil Penalties
01/18/17
Division of Consumer Affairs' High School 'Consumer Bowl' Competition Begins its 21st Year Today
01/18/17
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Revokes License of Middlesex Doctor Convicted of Criminal Sexual Contact With a Female Patient During Exam
01/13/17
Attorney General Porrino: N.J. to Receive $15.2 Million from Moody's Corp. to Resolve Allegations of Misrepresentation, Conflict of Interest
01/12/17
After New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Investigation, CITGO Agrees to Pay $450,000 Fine, Implement Compliance Program to Resolve Allegations of Sales of Unbranded and Off-Brand Fuel in Violation of Motor Fuels Act
01/05/17
Proposed Regulation
Board of Medical Examiners
01/05/17
State Board of Medical Examiners Temporarily Suspends License of Warren County Doctor for Allegedly Indiscriminately Prescribing Potent Fentanyl Spray Painkiller 'Subsys' to Patients Latest MD to Face Discipline in Attorney General's Crackdown on Off-Label Prescribing of 'TIRF' Drugs Approved Only to Treat Breakthrough Cancer Pain
01/04/17
California Fertility Clinic Agrees to Stop Barring Consumers from Posting Negative Online Reviews Following New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Investigation

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2016 P​ress Releases

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12/22/16
New Jersey Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs Unveil "Safe Care Cam" Program Loans Micro-Surveillance Cameras to Detect In-Home Healthcare Abuse
12/20/16
Public Comment Period Extended for Proposed Regulation
New Jersey State Board of Architects
12/16/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 21 Unlicensed Movers Nabbed in "Operation Mother's Attic" Undercover Sting
12/12/16
Proposed Regulation
Board of Examiners of Ophthalmic Dispensers and Ophthalmic Technicians
12/12/16
New Jersey Board of Nursing Revokes Licenses of Three Nurses, Suspends a Fourth, for Lying About Having Nursing Degrees or Making Other False Statements to Obtain Licensing
12/08/16
Attorney General Porrino Announces Multi-State Settlement with Bristol-Meyers Squibb over Misleading Promotion of Drug Abilify
12/08/16
Attorney General Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs Offer Consumers Tips for Savvy Shopping This Holiday Season
12/02/16
New Jersey Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs, and Department of Banking and Insurance File Action Against Three North Jersey Individuals and Their Companies for Allegedly Defrauding Financially Distressed Consumers Who Paid for Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue Services
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11/29/16
New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners Bars Warren County Chiropractor from Treating Female Patients Without Oversight of a State-Approved Female Monitor, Amid Allegations He Committed Sexual Misconduct with Two of His Patients
11/23/16
New Jersey Board of Nursing Permanently Revokes License of Bergen County Registered Professional Nurse After Video Purportedly Shows Her Slapping and Roughly Treating a Ventilator-Dependent, Bed-Bound Patient
11/22/16
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Permanently Revokes License of Middlesex Doctor for Indiscriminately Prescribing "Subsys," A Highly-Restricted Spray Form of Painkiller Fentanyl to His Patients
11/18/16
New Jersey Board of Nursing Temporarily Suspends the Certifications of Two Certified Homemaker-Home Health Aides Following Their Arrests on Criminal Charges Involving Patients
11/17/16
Morris County Oral Surgeon Linked to 15 Cases of Bacterial Endocarditis Agrees to Continued Suspension Until His Case is Heard by an Administrative Law Judge
11/10/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Honors Veterans and Service Members with New "Defending Our Heroes" Anti-Fraud Campaign Aimed at Protecting Military Members from Scams
11/06/16
State Board of Medical Examiners Files Actions Against Two South Jersey Doctors for Indiscriminately Prescribing Highly Addictive Narcotics to Patients
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10/31/16
State Board of Medical Examiners Revokes Licenses of Two North Jersey Doctors Amid Allegations of Sexual Misconduct with Female Patients
10/27/16
Proposed Regulation
Fire Alarm, Burglar Alarm and Locksmith Advisory Committee
10/27/16
Proposed Regulation
Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners
10/27/16
Proposed Regulation
Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee
10/27/16
N.J. to Receive $1.66 Million from Settlement with Hyundai, Kia Multi-State Settlement Resolves Allegations of Inflated Fuel Economy Claims
10/25/16
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Temporarily Suspends License of Camden County Doctor Amid Allegations She Indiscriminately Prescribed Painkiller "Subsys," to Patients, Including One That Died
10/18/16
CONSUMER ALERT
Don't Get Tricked When Shopping at Halloween "Pop Up" Stores Be Aware That These Stores Can Vanish Like Ghosts
10/17/16
CONSUMER ALERT
Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs Warn the Public About the Dangers in Using the Highly Potent Fentanyl Spray "Subsys" Outside Its Approved Use to Treat Cancer Pain
10/17/16
State Files Action Against a Camden County Doctor For Allegedly Indiscriminately Prescribing "Subsys," a Highly Restricted Form of Painkiller Fentanyl to Patients, Including One That Died
10/17/16
Proposed Regulation
Home Elevation Contractors
10/17/16
Proposed Regulation
Home Improvement Contractors
10/17/16
Proposed Regulation
State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling
10/12/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Florida Contractor and His Company for Allegedly Defrauding Seven Homeowners in Sandy Repairs, Including Three that Lost More than $314,000 in Federal Relief Funds
10/12/16
Proposed Regulation
Telemarketing: Do Not Call Rules
10/03/16
Attorney General Announces N.J. Participation in Multi-State Settlement with Retailer Accused of Exploiting Service Personnel
Date
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09/29/16
Proposed Regulation
State Board of Court Reporting
09/29/16
Proposed Regulation
State Board of Optometrists
09/26/16
Proposed Regulation
Hearing Aid Dispensers Examining Committee
09/26/16
Proposed Regulation
Board of Psychological Examiners
09/26/16
Special Adoption and Proposed Regulation
Bureau of Securities
09/26/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Ocean County Home Improvement Contractor for Allegedly Bilking Six Homeowners Out of Nearly $300,000 in Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds
09/19/16
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Suspends Morris County Podiatrist's License, Permanently Bans Him From Prescribing Controlled Dangerous Substances for Indiscriminately Prescribing Painkillers and Other Narcotics and Practicing Outside the Scope of His License
09/14/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Two Monmouth County Men and Their Companies for Allegedly Defrauding Senior Citizens in the Telemarketing and Sale of Emergency Medical Response Systems
09/13/16
Staten Island Home Improvement Contractor Agrees to Pay Civil Penalties and Enter Binding Arbitration with Home Owners to Resolve Consumer Fraud Allegations
09/09/16
Union County Dentist Surrenders His License Following His Arrest on Drug Possession Charges
09/08/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 36 Health Care Service Firms for Alleged Consumer Protection Violations, Seeks More Than $240,000 in Civil Penalties
09/02/16
Morris County Oral Surgeon Linked to 15 Cases of Bacterial Endocarditis Agrees to a Temporary License Suspension Amid Allegations of Continued Infection Control Breaches at His Office
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08/31/16
Bergen County Chiropractor's License Suspended Following His Arrest for Allegedly Touching Female Patients Inappropriately
08/26/16
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Suspends License of Essex County Pediatrician for Unsanitary Office Conditions - Consumer Alert Issued
08/22/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Ocean County Couple and Their Home Improvement Contracting Companies For Allegedly Bilking More than $900,000 in Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds
08/17/16
Proposed Regulation
Office of Weights and Measures
08/12/16
Bergen County Used Car Dealership Agrees to Pay Civil Penalties, Enter Binding Arbitration with Consumers to Settle Consumer Fraud Allegations
08/08/16
Attorney General Porrino Announces N.J. Participation in $100 Million Multi-State Settlement with Barclays over LIBOR
08/04/16
New Jersey to Receive $2.7 Million from Multi-State Settlement Resolving Allegations that Drug Maker Engaged in Anti-Competitive Conduct
08/04/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Burlington County Home Improvement Contracting Company and its Owner for Misleading Consumers About the Need for Repairs, Performing Substandard, Unfinished Work, and Other Consumer Fraud Violations
08/03/16
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Imposes Five-Year Suspension on Former Prison Doctor Whose "Gross Negligence" Contributed to the Death of State Prison Inmate in 2009
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07/29/16
Proposed Regulation
Board of Nursing
07/29/16
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Obtains Voluntary License Suspension of Two North Jersey Doctors Accused of Prescribing Narcotic Painkillers Without Legitimate Medical Purposes
07/25/16
New Jersey Board of Nursing Obtains Temporary License Suspension Against Atlantic County Nurse Accused of Repeatedly Stabbing a Ten-Year-Old Autistic Patient With a Hypodermic Needle for Disobeying Her Orders
07/21/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Ocean County Home Improvement Contracting Company and Its Principals for Allegedly Bilking $898,000 in Sandy Relief Funds from Shore Residents
07/20/16
State Files Action Against Four "Just Pups" Pet Stores and their Owner for Allegedly Selling Sick Puppies and Other Consumer Fraud Violations
07/18/16
Proposed Regulation
Board of Nursing
07/18/16
Proposed Regulation
Board of Respiratory Care
07/18/16
Proposed Regulation
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee
07/18/16
Proposed Regulation
State Board of Medical Examiners
07/13/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Launches Online "Anti- Fraud Toolkit" Aimed at Empowering Senior Citizens to Fight Back Against Financial Exploitation
07/06/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains Permanent Ban, $1.1 Million Judgment Against Unregistered Contractor Who Took Money from Elderly Consumers for Repairs That Were Never Completed
07/01/16
Bergen County Psychiatrist Agrees to Temporary License Suspension Amid Allegations He Indiscriminately Prescribed CDS to Patients and Allowed His Wife To Use His Prescription Blank to Dispense Drugs Without a License
Date
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06/27/16
Proposed Regulation
Board of Nursing
06/27/16
Proposed Regulation
Board of Nursing
06/27/16
Proposed Regulation
Board of Nursing
06/23/16
Steve C. Lee is Confirmed by the New Jersey Senate as Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
06/23/16
Third Party Energy Suppliers Palmco Power NJ, LLC and Palmco Energy NJ, LLC Enter into $5.28 Million Settlement with the State to Resolve Allegations That They Engaged in Deceptive Sale Practices
06/17/16
Maryland Cancer Charity Agrees to Pay $470,000, Including $375,000 to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, to Resolve Division of Consumer Affairs' Investigation into its Fundraising Activities
06/17/16
CONSUMER ALERT
Be Careful of Phony Charities Soliciting Donations for Orlando Shooting Victims
06/15/16
New Jersey Bureau of Securities Marks "World Elder Abuse Awareness Day" With Tips for Keeping Senior Citizens Safe from Financial Exploitation
06/13/16
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Obtains Temporary License Suspension Against Passaic County Doctor Accused of Sexual Misconduct Against Female Patients and Staff Members
06/01/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Terminates Middlesex Printing Company's Authority to Print Prescription Blanks After Company Issued Thousands of Blanks to Unauthorized Individuals
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05/27/16
New Jersey Bureau of Securities Assesses $2 million Penalty Against Hudson County Couple and Their Bogus Private Investment Fund Management Company for Defrauding Investors through the Fraudulent Sale of Unregistered Securities
05/24/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 51 Home Improvement Contractors for $844,477 in Consumer Restitution and Civil Penalties in First Quarter of 2016
05/17/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Resolves Enforcement Proceedings Against Four Businesses Accused in Scams Targeting Spanish-Speaking Immigrants
05/13/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Mercer County Home Improvement Contractor for Abandoning Home Improvement Projects, and Other Consumer Fraud Violations
05/11/16
Proposed Regulation
Licensed Public Movers and Warehousemen
05/10/16
CONSUMER ALERT
Beware of the Rising Threat of Computer "Ransomware" That Holds Your Data Hostage
05/09/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Unregistered Monmouth County Home Improvement Contractor for Shoddy, Unfinished Work and Other Consumer Fraud Violations
05/04/16
New Jersey Bureau of Securities Assesses Approximately $4 Million in Civil Penalties Against Former Bergen County Resident and Two Others for Defrauding Investors Out of More Than $3.6 Million
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04/29/16
New Jersey Consumer Affairs Urges Public to Join the Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse by Tossing Unwanted Medicines During 11th Annual Prescription Drug Take Back Day
04/28/16
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Revokes License of Indicted North Jersey Anesthesiologist for "Gross Malpractice"
04/27/16
Governor Christie: NJPMP Is One Of Our Best Tools In The Fight Against Drug Abuse
04/27/16
Governor Christie's Commitment To Preventing Addiction Before It Starts New Jersey And New York Join Forces To Enhance Prescription Monitoring Programs
04/27/16
Governor Christie Announces Bi-State Collaboration With State of New York In Fight Against Drug Addiction Neighboring States Sharing Prescription Monitoring Program Data on Opioid Sales
04/19/16
Public Comment Period Extended for Proposed Regulation
New Jersey State Board of Dentistry
04/15/16
Proposed Regulation
Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors
04/15/16
Proposed Regulation
Board of Pharmacy
04/12/16
Shop for Passover with Confidence: New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs' Kosher Enforcement Helping to Ensure Stores Live Up to Kosher Claims
04/11/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Seeks to Revoke Registration of Cape May County Health Care Service Firm That Allegedly Placed Uncertified Employees with Clients and Falsified Documents
04/07/16
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Revokes Passaic County Physician's License for Indiscriminately Prescribing Highly Addictive Pain Killers
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03/31/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Announces Actions Against Sixteen Health Clubs for Alleged Non-Compliance with Consumer Protection Laws
03/30/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Bergen County Used Car Dealership for Alleged Consumer Fraud and Motor Vehicle Advertising Violations
03/29/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches Settlement with AutoZone Addressing Allegations of Pricing Violations; Prior Actions Against "Advance Auto" and "Pep Boys" Remain Pending
03/24/16
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Revokes License of North Jersey Family Physician Sentenced to Federal Prison for Insurance Fraud
03/11/16
National Consumer Protection Week
Advice on How to Avoid Scams While Shopping Online
03/09/16
National Consumer Protection Week
New Jerseyans Will Be Facing Scams With New Twists in 2016
03/07/16
National Consumer Protection Week
"Home Improvements" and "Motor Vehicles" Once Again Lead New Jersey's 2015 Consumer Complaints, "Internet Sales" Grievances Saw Increase
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02/26/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Distributes $525,000 in Restitution to Consumers Who Paid for but Did Not Receive Travel Packages Purchased from Crown Travel Service, Inc.
02/22/16
New Jersey Consumer Affairs Cites 40 Home Improvement Contractors for Nearly $500,000 in Consumer Restitution and Civil Penalties in Fourth Quarter of 2015
02/05/16
Acting Attorney General Announces Lawsuit Against Volkswagen Alleging Historic Fraud in Its Equipping, Marketing of Diesel Cars
02/05/16
New Jersey Joins Multi-State Settlement with HSBC Over Alleged Mortgage Abuses
02/04/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 21 Unlicensed Public Movers Following Undercover "Sting"
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01/24/16
Governor Christie To New Jersey: Thank You For Your Support And For Staying Home
01/24/16
Governor Christie: New Jersey Played It Smart And Safe
01/24/16
Governor Christie: New Jersey Has Come Through This Storm Extraordinarily Well
01/23/16
Governor Christie: We Need To Get Moving On These Dunes Projects
01/23/16
Governor Christie: This Is Our 17th Snow Emergency, We Will Get Through It
01/22/16
Governor Christie Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Arrival Of Winter Storm
01/22/16
Price Gouging Alert
In the Extreme Weather State of Emergency, Be Aware of Price Gouging and Your Rights as Consumers
01/22/16
Governor Christie Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Arrival Of Winter Storm
01/20/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs' High School "Consumer Bowl"  Competition Marks its 20th Year
01/19/16
​New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Settles Action Against Middlesex County Company That Marketed "Survival Shelters"
01/19/16
Proposed Regulation
Board of Dentistry
01/08/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Actions Alleging Unlawful Pricing Practices at Advance Auto and Pep Boys Stores
01/06/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Legal Action Against Unlicensed Veterinarian in South Jersey
01/04/16
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Cites Pet Shops Statewide for Violating the Pet Purchase Protection Act

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201​5 Press Releases

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12/31/15
CONSUMER ALERT
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Alerts Consumers to Safety Concerns Associated with "Hoverboards"
12/23/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains Court Order Shutting Down Unregistered Contractor Who Allegedly Took Money from Elderly Consumers for Repairs That Were Never Completed
12/22/15
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Revokes License of Northvale-Based Podiatrist for Sexual Misconduct, Unauthorized Practice, and Violating a Prior Order Suspending his Medical License
12/03/15
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Suspends License of North Arlington Physician for Indiscriminate Prescribing of Powerful Pain Killers and other Violations
12/02/15
CONSUMER ALERT
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Alerts Consumers Concerning Recent Data Breach at VTech Holdings, Manufacturer of Children's Electronic Learning Products
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11/23/15
Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Urge Consumer Caution When Holiday Shopping
11/20/15
New Jersey Bureau of Securities Takes Action Against Principals of Monmouth County Investment Firm that Defrauded Clients of Millions of Dollars
11/18/15
Proposed Regulation
New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program
11/17/15
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Suspends Medical License of Middlesex Neurologist Charged With Improperly Touching Female Patient During Exams
11/16/15
Salem County Physician Who Allegedly Had Sexual Relations with a Patient Surrenders His License to Practice Medicine
11/16/15
Salem County Physician Who Allegedly Had Sexual Relations with a Patient Surrenders His License to Practice Medicine
11/12/15
New Jersey Consumer Affairs Cites 62 Home Improvement Contractors for More Than $1 Million in Consumer Restitution and Civil Penalties in Third Quarter of 2015
11/10/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains $2.6 Million Default Judgment Against South Jersey Pool Contractor for Violations of the Consumer Fraud Act
11/06/15
Attorney General Unveils "Anti-Fraud Toolkit," as New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Achieves Goal of Delivering Fraud Awareness Program to Every County in New Jersey
11/02/15
Attorney General's Office and New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Announce Children's Product Safety Awareness Month
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10/30/15
CONSUMER ALERT
With the Mets in the World Series, Be Careful to Avoid World Series Ticket Scams
10/28/15
CONSUMER ALERT
Beware of Scammers Pretending to be Attorney General or Claiming They Are Calling From Attorney General's Office
10/23/15
CONSUMER ALERT
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Warns Consumers of Recent Rash of Utility Phone Scams
10/22/15
New Jersey Bureau of Securities Wins $14 Million Judgment Against Ponzi Schemers Who Defrauded Elderly Investors
10/19/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Suspends Registration, Imposes Fine On Essex County Healthcare Service Firm that Placed Uncertified Employees with Clients, Falsified Documents
10/16/15
New Jersey to Receive $589,000 from Multi-State Settlement With Illinois-Based Medical Waste Disposal Company Share of Proceeds Will Go to Local Government Entities Overcharged for Services
10/15/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches Settlements Totaling $300,000 with Four Businesses that Provided Unnecessary Services to Locate "Surplus Funds" from Property Foreclosure Sales
10/14/15
Passaic County Physician Who Allegedly Had Sexual Relations with a Patient Surrenders His License to Practice Medicine
10/13/15
Proposed Regulation
Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners
10/06/15
Proposed Regulation
Certified Psychoanalysts Advisory Committee
10/02/15
Christie Administration Issues Price Gouging Warning During Severe Weather State of Emergency Over 100 Cases Criminally Charged Statewide Related to Sandy Fraud
10/01/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Issued Notices of Violation Against Four "Notarios Publicos" for Illegally Offering Immigration Assistance Services
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09/29/15
New Jersey Bureau of Securities Obtains $6.7 Million in Full Restitution for Investors Defrauded by Former Monmouth County Fire Chief; $800,000 Civil Monetary Penalty Also Assessed
09/25/15
Proposed Regulation
Board of Polysomnography
09/24/15
Proposed Regulation
Board of Dentistry
09/23/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Continues Unannounced Inspections of Commercial Autobuses ("Jitneys") for Compliance with "Angelie's Law" English / Español
09/22/15
Attorney General and New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtain $644,000 Settlement Against Former Bloomfield-Based Travel Services Companies and their Principals
09/11/15
Union County-Based Mover Ordered to Pay $114,127.50 and Cease Business, Under Final Judgment Resulting from Action Brought By the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
09/09/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains Settlement with Mobile App Developer That Allegedly Collected Consumer Information without Notice and Consent in Violation of State Law
09/08/15
Board of Nursing Public Hearing Is Rescheduled
09/03/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains $693,000 Judgment Against Morris County Used Car Dealership Accused of Multiple Consumer Fraud Violations
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08/19/15
Public Comment Period Extended for Some Proposed Regulations
08/18/15
New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program Mobile App Now Available for Android Device Users
08/18/15
State to Receive $1.5 Million from Settlement Resolving Allegations of Off-Label Marketing by Drug Manufacturer Amgen
08/18/15
State to Receive $1.5 Million from Settlement Resolving Allegations of Off-Label Marketing by Drug Manufacturer Amgen
08/17/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches Settlement with Sussex County Auto Dealership in Connection with Consumer Fraud Allegations
08/04/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 89 Home Improvement Contractors for $631,000 in Consumer Restitution and Civil Penalties in Second Quarter of 2015
08/03/15
Systrum Energy to Pay $554,000, Reform Business Practices, in Settlement with New Jersey Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs, and Board of Public Utilities Third-Party Energy Supplier Allegedly Failed to Deliver on Promises of Significant Savings for Electrical and/or Natural Gas Service
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07/30/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 17 Commercial Autobus ("Jitney") Operators for Alleged Violations of  "Angelie's Law"
07/29/15
​As Part of Predatory Towing Initiative, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Imposes $55,000 in Civil Penalties Against Six Towing Companies
07/27/15
Cumberland County Used Car Dealership Agrees to Revise Its Business Practices, Under Settlement with the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
07/24/15
​New Jersey Bureau of Securities Revokes Registration of Midland Park Broker Who Has Admitted to Defrauding Clients and Stealing Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars for His Own Use, Concurrent Investigation Leads to Federal Guilty Plea
07/23/15
​New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Revokes Camden County Physician's License, Finding His Prescribing of Addictive Painkillers Placed the Public at "Profound Risk of Harm"
07/21/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Cites Eight Unlicensed Moving Companies that Targeted Asian and Latino Communities
07/20/15
​New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and "Prada Puppies"  Agree to Settlement, "Prada Puppies" Agrees to Change Business Practices and Pay $65,634 for Restitution, Reimbursements and Penalties
07/16/15
​Attorney General and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs File Action Against Bergen County-Based Home Improvement Contractor
07/13/15
"As Seen On TV"  Company Telebrands Will Make Changes to its Business Practices and its Automated Ordering System, Will Also Pay $550,000 to Settle New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Lawsuit
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06/29/15
​New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Federal Trade Commission, Reach Settlement with Developer of Mobile App that Allegedly Hacked New Jersey Smartphones with Harmful Malware
06/25/15
Attorney General and the Division of Consumer Affairs File Suit Against Two Newton Car Dealerships
06/24/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Complaint Against Bergen County-Based Home and Motor Vehicle "Warranty"  Company That Allegedly Defrauded Consumers and Refused to Honor the Terms of its Contracts. Division Received 97 Complaints Directly From Consumers, and 498 Consumer Complaints from the Better Business Bureau
06/17/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches $135,000 Settlement with Wayne Mazda and Wayne Auto Mall Hyundai
06/15/15
Commemorating "World Elder Abuse"  Day, New Jersey Bureau of Securities Offers Fraud Prevention Tips for Senior Investors
06/15/15
Edison-Based "Home Warranty"  Company to Pay $780,000 Revise its Business Practices, Retain a Compliance Monitor in Settlement of State's Enforcement Action's
06/11/15
With Ramadan Approaching, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Enforces Honesty, Transparency in Sale of Halal Foods
06/10/15
New Jersey Bureau of Securities Imposes Penalty on Operators of Upper Montclair-Based, $4 Million Investment Fraud - Joint Investigation Leads to Federal Arrest of Montclair Resident Nicholas Lattanzio
06/04/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains $940,000 Default Order Against Atlantic County-Based Home Improvement Contractor
06/02/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains $6.34 Million Default Judgment Against Bergen County-Based Home Improvement Contractor
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05/26/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains Settlement with Developer of Bitcoin-Mining Software Found to Have Accessed New Jersey Computers Without Users' Knowledge or Consent
05/26/15
New Jersey Joins Multi-State Settlement Resolving Allegations That FTD, Classmates Inc. Engaged in Deceptive Ad Practices
05/21/15
Summer Safety Week
Helmet and Sports Safety Tips from the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, New Jersey's County and Municipal Offices of Consumer Affairs
05/20/15
Medical Board Revokes License of Passaic County Doctor Who Failed to Abide by Safeguards Put in Place in a Prior Board Order and Who Had Sexual Contact With a Female Patient
05/20/15
Summer Safety Week
Playground Safety Tips from the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, New Jersey's County and Municipal Offices of Consumer Affairs
05/19/15
Governor Livingston High School Wins 2015 State Consumer Bowl
05/19/15
Acting Attorney General Hoffman Announces N.J. Sign-On to Multi-State Lawsuits Alleging Cancer Charities Were Shams
05/19/15
Summer Safety Week
Grilling and Fire Safety Tips from the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, New Jersey's County and Municipal Offices of Consumer Affairs
05/18/15
Summer Safety Week
Pool and Swimming Safety Tips from the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, New Jersey's County and Municipal Offices of Consumer Affairs
05/14/15
UPDATED CONSUMER ALERT:
"Attorney General"  Impostor Scam Targets Victims with Fraudulent "Arrest Warrant"
05/12/15
New Jersey to Receive $500,000-Plus from Settlements with Sprint, Verizon Wireless over Mobile Phone Bill "Cramming"
05/11/15
Allegedly Deceptive Newark "Youth Club"  Charities Must Cease All Operations, Under Settlement with New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
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04/29/15
CONSUMER ALERT
When Seeking to Donate for Victims of Nepal Earthquake, Avoid Charity Scams
04/27/15
Prosecution of Alleged Sale of Aviation Fuel to Unsuspecting Motorists Leads to $137,000 in Settlements Obtained by New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
04/27/15
​Annual Written Examination for Investment Advisers Is Underway, the New Jersey Bureau of Securities Announces
04/23/15
State Board Temporarily Suspends License of Doctor Who Allegedly Prescribed Highly Addictive Pain Killers Indiscriminately
04/23/15
CONSUMER ALERT 
New Jersey Consumers Seeking Restitution From Multi-State Settlement with Sirius Satellite XM Radio Must File Complaints By May 3
04/13/15
​New Jersey Becomes 1st State with App for its Prescription Monitoring Program
04/09/15
With New Wesite, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Makes it Easier Than Ever for Consumers to File Complaints, Obtain Information
04/07/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Terminates Printing Company's Authorization to Provide Prescription Blanks to Doctors, After Security Failures Allegedly Contribute to Drug Ring Operation
04/06/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 31 Home Improvement Contractors for $397,776 in Consumer Restitution and Civil Penalties In First Quarter of 2015
04/02/15
New Jersey Bureau of Securities Revokes Registration of Financial Agent Who Defrauded Elderly Investor
04/01/15
New Jersey Bureau of Securities Orders Two Unregistered Fraudsters Who Operated a Ponzi Scheme To Pay $1 Million Penalty
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03/31/15
To Combat Widespread Scams, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Launches "Fighting Fraud"  Awareness Program
03/30/15
Preparing for Passover?  New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs' Kosher Enforcement Helps Ensure Honesty, Transparency in Sale of Kosher Foods
03/27/15
Acting Attorney General, Installation Commander Unveil "Project Medicine Drop"  Box at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey's First at a Military Installation
03/26/15
Jersey Shore Landscaping Company Will Pay $33,000 to Resolve State Allegations over Superstorm Sandy Price Gouging, Sale of Recalled Generators, Unlicensed Sale of Motor Fuel
03/26/15
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Revokes the License of Central Jersey Physician Who Prescribed Excessive Quantities of Oxycodone Without Medical Justification
03/25/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Middlesex County Company That Offered Underground "Survival Shelters"  For Sale
03/24/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Morris County Used Car Dealership for Alleged Consumer Fraud and Motor Vehicle Advertising Violations
03/20/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Office of Consumer Protection Files Action Against Essex County Healthcare Service Firm That Allegedly Placed Uncertified Employees with Clients, Falsified Documents
03/12/15
New Jersey Bureau of Securities Obtains $23 Million Default Judgment Against Branded Marketing Investment Scammer And His Companies
03/10/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Suit Against Atlantic County Installer of In-Ground Pools, for Allegedly Defrauding Multiple Consumers
03/09/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Cumberland County Used Car Dealership for Alleged Consumer Fraud and Advertising Violations
03/06/15
National Consumer Protection Week, Day 5:
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches $360,000 Settlement with Fair Lawn Based Moving Company
03/05/15
National Consumer Protection Week, Day 4:
How to Protect Yourself When Buying, Repairing, or Leasing a Motor Vehicle
03/04/15
National Consumer Protection Week, Day 3:
How to Protect Yourself When Buying, Repairing, or Leasing a Motor Vehicle
03/03/15
National Consumer Protection Week, Day 2:
Fraud Protection Tips for Senior Citizens
03/02/15
National Consumer Protection Week, Day 1: :
"Check Before You Invest"  to Avoid Investment Scams
03/02/15
"Home Improvementsand "Motor Vehicles"  Dominated New Jersey's 2014 Consumer Complaints, With Third-Party Energy Companies Joining the Top 10
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02/27/15
CONSUMER ALERT 
Customer Complaint Notices Now Required on and in Privately-Owned Autobuses by "Angelie's Law"
02/26/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches $360,000 Settlement with Fair Lawn Based Moving Company
02/25/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 19 Unlicensed Movers Following Undercover Sting Operation
02/23/15
CONSUMER ALERT 
Members of Closed "Powerhouse Gym"  Health Club in Plainsboro Must File Complaints by March 15, 2015 for Refunds
02/18/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs: New Jerseyans Affected by Recent Data Breaches Can Take Basic Steps to Protect Against Identity Theft
02/09/15
New Jersey Board of Pharmacy Suspends License of Pharmacist Who Illegally Distributed Potentially Addictive Pain-Management Drugs Nationwide, in Online Scheme
02/03/15
Acting Attorney General, Ocean County Prosecutor Join Little Egg Harbor Township Mayor and Police Chief to Announce "Project Medicine Drop"  Box Installation
02/02/15
New Jersey to Receive $21.5 Million from Settlement Resolving Allegations of Deceptive Rating Practices by Standard & Poor's
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01/29/15
Seller of Motor Vehicle Service Contracts Will Cease Business in New Jersey; Agrees to $810,000 Settlement and to Reimburse Consumers Up to Nearly $200,000
01/28/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains Settlement with CVS Pharmacy, Resolving Incidents in Which Stores Sold Medications Exposed to Excessive Temperature
01/21/15
Update on Motor Oils Ban:
New Jersey Office of Weights and Measures Adds U.S. Economy SAE 10-30 Motor Oil to Banned List Further review of lab data also leads to removal of another, previously banned, item from the list
01/14/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Consumer Fraud Action Against Newark Organization that Allegedly Misled Charitable Donors, Transferred Contributions to For-Profit Business
01/08/15
HIKO Energy, LLC Agrees to Pay $2.1 Million, Including $1.8 Million in Consumer Restitution, and Revise its Business Practices, to Settle Allegations by New Jersey Attorney General, Board of Public Utilities, and Division of Consumer Affairs That the Third-Party Energy Supplier Misled Consumers
01/08/15
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains $46,000 Judgment Against "Superstorm Sandy Reconstruction Summit"  Organizer Who Made False Promises, Misrepresentations

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2014 Pre​ss Releases

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12/29/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 35 Home Improvement Contractors for $570,000 in Consumer Restitution and Penalties Due to Alleged Violations
12/19/14
New Jersey Joins Multi-State, Federal Settlement with T-Mobile Over Phone Bill Charges for Unsolicited Text Subscription Services
12/18/14
With Urban Cash-For-Gold Initiative, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Alleges Nearly 10,000 Violations at 71 Jewelers and Other Stores, Confiscates 35 Scales
12/15/14
New Jersey Bureau of Securities Announces Launch of Streamlined Electronic Filing Depository
12/11/14
More Than 20,000 New Jersey Physicians Signed Up for Prescription Monitoring Program Access in 2014, Attorney General Reports
12/11/14
New Jersey Leads Multi-State Settlement Resolving Allegations That Digital Ad Company Breached Internet Privacy Settings

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12/04/14
New Jersey Office of Weights and Measures Bans 19 Motor Oil Products, After Lab Testing Reveals Their Viscosity Fails to Match That Promised On the Label
12/04/14
New Jersey Signs Onto Multi-State Settlement Resolving Allegations That Sirius Satellite XM Radio Engaged in Misleading Ads, Billing
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11/26/14
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Revokes License of Jersey City Neurologist, Finding He "Acted As a Drug Dealer"  When Prescribing Opiates 
11/19/14
CONSUMER ALERT 
New Jersey Consumers Seeking to Hire a Home Elevation Contractor Should Be Aware of New Registration Requirements Intended to Help Prevent Fraud, Unsafe Work 
11/13/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches $300,000 Settlement with Operators of Multiple North Jersey Furniture Businesses Charged with Violations of the Consumer Fraud Act
11/03/14
New Jersey Bureau of Securities Invites Public to Free "Safe Investing"  Summit on November 13th; Attendees Will Hear From "Crazy Eddieand HealthSouth Fraudsters, "Wolf of Wall Streetand Madoff Prosecutors and FBI Agents, and More 
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10/31/14
New Jersey's Fight Against Opiate Diversion Has Led to 50 Disciplinary Cases Against Doctors, Pharmacists, Pharmacies, Under Ongoing Focus on Prescription Drug Abuse
10/30/14
New Jersey Attorney General Commemorates Two Years of Post-Sandy Fraud Enforcement, Continues Watch for Storm Recovery Scams 
10/27/14
Christie Administration Dedicates the State's 100th "Project Medicine Drop"  Box at the Teaneck Police Department 
10/22/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Atlantic County-Based Home Improvement Contractor, Charging Alleged Violations of the Consumer Fraud Act and Contractors Registration Act
10/21/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Convenes Pain Management Council, To Develop Best Practices for Managing Pain While Maintaining Controls Against Prescription Drug Diversion and Abuse
10/20/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Two North Jersey Home Improvement Companies for Alleged Consumer Fraud and Other Violations
10/17/14
New Jersey Bureau of Securities Revokes Agent's Registration, Assessed $2 Million Penalty, After Finding He Defrauded Investors, Spent Investor Funds at Casinos and on Poker Websites 
10/17/14
New Jersey Joins Multi-State Settlement with TD Bank Over Data Breach that Affected Thousands of Consumers
10/15/14
In Case You Missed It: New Jersey Consumer Affairs Director Calls New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program a Vital Tool in the Fight Against Opiate Abuse 
10/14/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and Camden County Arts & Crafts Company Reach Settlement for Violations of the Consumer Fraud Act and Other Regulations
10/08/14
New Jersey Joins Multi-State, Federal Settlement with AT&T Mobile Over Phone Bill Charges for Unsolicited Text Subscription Services
10/07/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches Settlement with Dealer of High-End, Used Luxury Cars Accused of Deceptive Sales Practices 
10/06/14
New Jersey Bureau of Securities Assesses $1.1 Million Penalty Against Sussex County-Based "Extreme Energy Solutions," Seller of a Purported Automobile Emissions Reduction Device, Due to Fraudulent Sale of Unregistered Securities
10/02/14
With Peak Storm Season Approaching, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Reminds Consumers to Use Caution When Purchasing, Using a Portable Generator 
10/01/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 26 Home Improvement Contractors for $251,000 in Penalties and Consumer Restitution Due to Alleged Violations of Consumer Protection Laws 
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09/25/14
New Jersey Bureau of Securities Files Suit Charging that Former Monmouth County Fire Chief Committed Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Against Investors; Revokes His Exemptions to Operate 
09/16/14
Division of Consumer Affairs and Division of Law Pursue Former South Jersey Paving Company to Arkansas, Succeed in Obtaining $177,000 in Consumer Restitution for South Jersey Residents 
09/11/14
N.J. Board of Medical Examiners Obtains Temporary License Suspension of Monmouth County Physician Accused of Indiscriminately Prescribing Excessive Amounts of Oxycodone to Approximately 50 Patients Without Medical Justification 
09/10/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Advises Consumers to Beware of Websites Offering Poor-Quality Counterfeit Dresses 
09/08/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Cites Health Clubs For Failure to Provide Refunds for Canceled Memberships, Other Violations
09/05/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Seaside Heights Police Collaborate on Charges Against Boardwalk Vendors, Seizure of More Than $10,000 Worth Of Suspected Counterfeit Merchandise, Resulting from "Safe Summer 2014"  Task Force 
09/04/14
New Jersey Bureau of Securities Suspends Registration of a Jersey City Broker-Dealer Agent Who Borrowed Money From Clients, Failed to Disclose Tax Liens
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08/20/14
Atlantic County Hotel Will Pay $64,500 to Resolve State Allegations of Price Gouging Following Superstorm Sandy 
08/19/14
New Jersey Bureau of Securities Revokes Registrations of Broker-Dealer Agent Who Sold Securities Involved in Alleged Ponzi Scheme
08/14/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against South Jersey Puppy Dealer Who Allegedly Sold Sick Animals, Failed To Disclose Health Records to Buyers, and Inoculated Dogs Without a Veterinarian's Oversight 
08/13/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against "As Seen On TV"  Company Telebrands for Consumer Fraud Act Violations 
08/12/14
New Jersey Bureau of Securities Obtains $5.5 Million Settlement From Bergen County Father and Son Who Defrauded Investors Through Sale of Unregistered Notes and Used Investor Funds For Personal Enrichment 
08/11/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Home Improvement Businesses for Illegal Business Practices 
08/08/14
New Jersey Bureau of Securities Recovers $125,000 for Investors in Branded Marketing Civil Action 
08/06/14
State to Receive More than $800,000 from Settlement Resolving Allegations of Off-Label Marketing by Drug Manufacturer Wyeth 
08/06/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs to Distribute $173,000 to 63 Law Enforcement Agencies, from Bankrupt Manufacturer of Defective Bulletproof Vests
08/05/14
New Jersey Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs File Action Against Wayne Mazda and Wayne Auto Mall Hyundai for Unconscionable Commercial Practices, including "Bait and Switch" Tactics 
08/01/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Awarded $1.26 Million Judgment Against Home Furniture and Furnishings Company That Committed Fraud Against Consumers
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07/28/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Complaint Against "Home Warranty" Company That Allegedly Used Deceptive Tactics to Refuse Consumers' Claims for Repair of Crucial Home Systems and Appliances
07/24/14
New Jersey Attorney General's Office and Division of Consumer Affairs File Complaint Against Moving Company That Allegedly Low-Balled Consumers and Threatened to Withhold Possessions 
07/23/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches Settlement with Woodbridge Towing Company, Resolving Allegations of Excessive Fees and Obtaining Restitution for Vehicle Owners 
07/21/14
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Revokes the License of a Somerset County Physician Accused of Indiscriminately Prescribing Addictive Painkillers, Despite Evidence of Patients' Drug Abuse
07/16/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 68 Home Improvement Contractors for a Total of $1.3 Million in Penalties and Consumer Restitution Due to Alleged Violations of Consumer Protection Laws 
07/14/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains $1.8 Million Settlement to Resolve Allegations of Deceptive Practices Against Eight "Route 22"  and Affiliated Car Dealerships 
07/10/14
N.J. Board of Medical Examiners Temporarily Suspends the License of a Camden County Physician Accused of Indiscriminately Prescribing Addictive Painkillers, Putting Patients at Risk of Opiate Dependency 
07/01/14
Acting State Attorney General Hoffman, Division of Consumer Affairs and Ocean County Kick off "Safe Summer 2014Program at Point Pleasant Beach 
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06/30/14
Bergen County Hotel Will Pay $110,000 to Settle State Allegations of Price Gouging Following Superstorm Sandy; Total Recoveries in Sandy Price-Gouging Cases Top $1 Million 
06/26/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Office of Weights and Measures, Announce Complaints Against 21 Jewelers Accused of Violating "Cash for Gold"  Consumer Protection Laws 
06/13/14
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Revokes the License of Neurologist Due to Admitted Sexual Relationship with Patient He Assessed As Having Apparent Mild Brain Injury
06/12/14
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Obtains Voluntary License Suspension of Ocean County Doctor Accused of Illegally Distributing Narcotic Painkillers 
06/06/14
"Hedge Fund" Fraudsters Ordered to Pay $55 Million in Investor Restitution, Civil Penalties and Disgorgement 
06/05/14
Allegedly Fraudulent Sandy Charity's Remaining $100,000 in Donations Distributed to Monmouth County-Based Organizations for New Jersey Sandy Victims, Following Action Filed by the Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs
06/04/14
State to Receive $2-Million-Plus Under Settlement Resolving Allegations That GlaxoSmithKline Made Misleading Claims About Drugs

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06/04/14
New Jersey Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs, and Board of Public Utilities File Suit Against Three Third-Party Energy Suppliers That Allegedly Defrauded Hundreds of Consumers Through Misrepresentations of Monthly Bill Reductions
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05/22/14
New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program Now Sharing Data with Connecticut, Giving Healthcare Practitioners in Both States Even Greater Power to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse 
05/21/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Urges eBay Customers To Change Passwords, Take Other Protective Measures Against Identity Theft in Response to Cyber-Attack 
05/20/14
In Case You Missed It: New Jersey Consumer Affairs Director Urges Healthcare Professionals to Use the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program in the Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse 
05/19/14
Irvington High School Wins 2014 State Consumer Bowl 
05/14/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Will Distribute $173,000 to Police Departments That Purchased Defective Bulletproof Vests 
05/12/14
Three Alleged Price Gougers To Pay More Than $89,000 To Resolve State Lawsuits Following Superstorm Sandy; Total Recoveries in Sandy Gouging Cases Top $900,000
05/07/14
Unlicensed Person Illegally Performing Dentistry Arrested Following Investigation By Attorney General's Division of Consumer Affairs and the Elizabeth Police Department 
05/06/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and Bureau of Securities Announce that Two Convicted Felons Who Sold Fraudulent, Unregistered Securities Are Now Barred from Securities Industry
05/05/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Action Against Stephen's Landscaping for Alleged Sale of Generators at Exorbitant Prices, Unlicensed Sale of Gas During Superstorm Sandy State of Emergency, and the Sale of Unsafe Recalled Generators
05/02/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and Bureau of Securities Suspend Two Financial Agents for Failing to Detect Manipulative Trading Strategy 
05/02/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and Bureau of Securities Announce Settlement with J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC 
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04/16/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and Bureau of Securities Announces Settlements with WestPark Capital and an Associated Financial Broker
04/15/14
Funds from Allegedly Fraudulent Sandy Charity, Totaling $225,000, Distributed to Organizations That Will Assist Superstorm Sandy Victims, Following Action Filed by the Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs 
04/10/14
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Announces Crackdown on 53 Allegedly Non-Compliant Health Clubs 
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03/04/14
Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs File Suit Against Woodbridge Towing Company for Allegedly Charging Excessive Fees and Other Violations of the Predatory Towing Prevention Act 
03/04/14
CONSUMER ALERT 
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Warns About "IRS Call" Scam 
03/04/14
National Consumer Protection Week Kicks off with "Cyber Safe NJ"  Website Launched by New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs 
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02/26/14
State Attorney General and Consumer Affairs File Suit Against Company Offering Service Contracts for Vehicle Repairs
02/12/14
State Board Revokes License of Doctor Who Performed Spinal Surgeries Despite His Lack of Medical Training for Such Procedures
02/11/14
N.J. Consumer Affairs Goes Undercover to Auto Repair Shops, Finds Two Charged Hundreds of Dollars for Allegedly Unnecessary Repairs
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01/29/14
NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Settles With Company That Modifies Minivans for Wheelchair Accessibility to Protect Against Potentially Deadly Safety Defects 
01/23/14
As Super Bowl Approaches, NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Reminds Fans to Avoid Event-Related Scams 
01/14/14
N.J. Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs Urge Target Customers to Take Advantage of Free Credit Monitoring in Wake of Data Breach
01/13/14
NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Fines 26 Unlicensed Movers Nabbed in "Operation Mother's Attic"  Sting 
01/06/14
RBC Capital Markets Pays Civil Penalty and Revises Its Supervisory System, Under Settlement with Division of Consumer Affairs' Bureau of Securities

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12/31/13
Target Database Breach
12/24/13
Court Approves Asset Freeze and Appointment of Receiver After Attorney General's Bureau of Securities Files Suit Against Two Bergen County Residents and Their Company For Allegedly Defrauding Investors of $3.5 Million
12/20/13
NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains Surrenders of Three Pharmacies' Ability to Dispense Controlled Drugs, Due to Alleged Failure to Comply With State CDS Requirements
12/19/13
NJ Division of Consumer Board of Medical Examiners Suspends License of North Jersey Doctor Due to Findings That He Prescribed Steroids Without Adequate Patient Examinations or Patient Care
12/18/13
Attorney General's Bureau of Securities Files Suit Against Two Bergen County Residents and Their Company For Allegedly Defrauding Investors of $3.5 Million
12/17/13
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Sues Dealer of High-End, Used Luxury Cars for Alleged Bait-and-Switch, Other Deceptive Practices
12/17/13
Consumer Affairs Legal Action Results in $137,000 Being Returned to Homeowners Whose Roofs, Chimneys and Gutters Were Damaged By Contractors
12/16/13
NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Files Actions to Revoke the CDS Registrations of Five More Doctors Who Illegally Prescribed Controlled Prescription Drugs
12/09/13
NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Announces Settlement with Unregistered Idaho-Based Temp Firm That Hired New Jerseyans for Post-Sandy Cleanup Work
12/03/13
State Sues Home Furniture and Furnishings Company
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11/18/13
Three N.J. Pharmacists Surrender Their Licenses Amid Pending Criminal Charges in Interstate Prescription Drug Distribution Ring
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10/30/13
Alleged Price Gougers Will Pay Over $430,000 to Settle State Lawsuits Filed Following Superstorm Sandy; Total Recoveries in Sandy Gouging Cases Top $800,000
10/30/13
Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches $66,000 Settlement With Paterson Used Car Dealership
10/15/13
Rahway Physician Who Allegedly Indiscriminately Prescribed Painkillers Agrees to Temporary License Suspension
10/09/13
Consumer Affairs' Bureau of Securities Wins $36.4 Million Judgment Against Operators of Ponzi Scheme That Defrauded Investors
10/07/13
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains $130,000 Settlement with Morris County Work-At-Home Company and its Owner
10/03/13
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Seeks to Revoke 12 Doctors' Ability to Prescribe Controlled Painkillers
10/02/13
New Jersey Attorney General, Somerset County Prosecutor, State Division of Consumer Affairs, Announce Criminal, Civil Charges Resulting from Undercover "Cash-For-Gold"  Sting
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08/15/13
Five Home Improvement Contracting Companies Shut Down, Principal Agrees to Pay $315,000 to Settle Lawsuit Alleging Workers Damaged or Destroyed Chimneys, Roofs and Gutters Not in Need of Repair
08/14/13
Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs File Suit Against Bloomfield-Based Travel Companies For Allegedly Failing To Provide $1 Million in Paid-For Travel Packages
08/09/13
CONSUMER ALERT 
New Report Warns of Hidden Credit Card "Grey Charges"
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07/31/13
Board of Medical Examiners Temporarily Suspends License of Marlboro Physician For Alleged Indiscriminate Prescribing of Prescription Pain Medications
07/30/13
Morgan Stanley & Co. Agrees to Pay $100,000 Under Settlement With Division of Consumer Affairs' Bureau of Securities
07/25/13
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains Million-Dollar Settlement With Online Advertising Company Accused of Overriding Consumers' Privacy Settings Without Consent
07/23/13
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Announces Settlement of Superstorm Sandy Price-Gouging Complaints: Four Hotel Operators, Three Gas Stations and a Hardware Store Agree to Pay $282,844
07/22/13
"Statewide Sandy Fraud Working Group" Announces Criminal and Civil Actions Against Unregistered Home Improvement Contractors, Following Investigation Using Storm-Damaged House in Monmouth County
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06/28/13
Superstorm Sandy Charity Accused of Fraud Agrees to Have An Outside Administrator Distribute All Contributions and Then Will Dissolve, Under Court-Approved Settlement of Lawsuit filed by the State Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs
06/27/13
Fireworks Illegal in New Jersey Without a Valid Permit
06/05/13
North Jersey Businessman Ordered to Pay $353,800 for Violating Consumer Fraud and Home Improvement Contractor Registration Acts
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05/30/13
Bergen County Biotech Companies and Their President/CEO Ordered to Pay More than $11 Million in Restitution and Penalties Under Settlement with New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs' Bureau of Securities
05/28/13
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Sues Gas Stations Accused of Selling Leaded Aviation Fuel to Motorists Who Thought They Were Filling Up With Unleaded Gasoline
05/23/13
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Retains International Pharmacy Association As Expert Consultant, to Assist With Inspections and Evaluations of Compounding Pharmacies
05/23/13
Tense Competition with Sudden Death, Tiebreaker Concludes with Irvington High School as Gold Medal Winner of New Jersey Consumer Affairs' 17th Annual High School Consumer Bowl
05/15/13
Online Database Lists Nearly 31,000 Flood- and Salvage-Titled Vehicles, As New Jersey MVC and Division of Consumer Affairs Work to Protect Used Car Buyers
05/10/13
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Sues Three More Businesses Accused of Price Gouging During Superstorm Sandy Emergency
05/09/13
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains $160,000 in Restitution from Contractor that Allegedly Over-Billed Public Entities
05/02/13
New Jersey State Board of Dentistry Suspends License of Monmouth County Dentist Accused of Installing Surveillance Cameras in Dental Office Bathroom
05/02/13
Newark-Based Broker-Dealer Self Reports Securities Violations; Agrees To Pay $100,000 Plus Restitution, Under Settlement With the N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs' Bureau of Securities
05/01/13
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, State Board of Pharmacy, Announce Best Practice Recommendations for Pharmacy Security
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04/26/13
New Jersey Attorney General Seeks to Revoke the License of Med Prep Pharmacy and its Pharmacist-in-Charge Due to Multiple Alleged Violations
04/26/13
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Acting Morris County Prosecutor, Roxbury Police Announce Arrest of Dentist Accused of Dispensing Addictive Painkillers
04/23/13
Travel Company Owner and His Wife Indicted on Charges that they Stole Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars from Customers
04/22/13
N.J. Bureau of Securities Announces Launch of Modernized Investment Adviser Examination Process
04/17/13
Attorney General, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Settle First Price-Gouging Lawsuits Resulting From Superstorm Sandy
04/16/13
Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs Announce Significant Expansion of "Project Medicine Drop"; Consumers Can Now Dispose of Unused Medications at 40 Secure Locations Statewide
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03/25/13
Attorney General Chiesa and Division of Consumer Affairs Obtain Default Judgment Against Two North Jersey Moving Companies and their Principals
03/22/13
State Board of Pharmacy, Med Prep Enter Voluntary Agreement, Extending Halt to Pharmacy's Operations Following Recall
03/18/13
New Jersey Bureau of Securities Issues Investor Alert: "Profitable Sunrise"  is Unregistered, Questionable Scheme
03/15/13
In Agreement with State Pharmacy Board, Monmouth County Pharmacy Temporarily Halts Operations Following Recall of Intravenous Products
03/14/13
Online Database Listing Flood- and Salvage-Titled Vehicles Doubles, As New Jersey MVC and Division of Consumer Affairs Work to Protect Used Car Buyers
03/14/13
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Promotes Consumer Awareness, Self-Protection with New Handbooks on Cyber Security, Debt Collection, and New Debt Collection Video
03/13/13
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Announces Settlement with Canadian Investment Bank - RBC Capital Markets Agrees to $450,000 Settlement with Bureau of Securities for Failing to Review Accounts Used in Multi-Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme
03/07/13
Attorney General Announces New Jersey's "Statewide Sandy Fraud Working Group" to Coordinate Prosecution, Investigation, and Data-Gathering of Criminal and Civil Fraud Related to Disaster Recovery
03/05/13
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Reminds Taxpayers to Beware of Costly Tax Refund Loans, Consider Seeking Free Tax Preparation Help
03/04/13
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Announces Price Gouging Was Largest Consumer Complaint Category in 2012
03/04/13
Division of Consumer Affairs Investigators Checking for Unregistered Home Improvement Contractors in Storm-Damaged Shore Counties
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02/28/13
Attorney General Chiesa and the Division of Consumer Affairs Obtain Temporary Restraints to Protect Donations Made to Hurricane Sandy "Charity"
02/25/13
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Announces Agreement with CVS, Addressing Errors That Led to Prescriptions Being Filled With the Wrong Pills at Five New Jersey Pharmacies
02/21/13
Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs, Files Suit Against Allegedly Deceptive Superstorm Sandy Charity For Numerous Violations of State's Charities Law
02/20/13
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains Final Judgment Against North Jersey Prom Dress Company; Prepares to Disburse Full Restitution Funds to Consumers
02/13/13
State Secures Restitution for Over 100 Customers, Under $400,000 Settlement with Modeling/Talent Services Company
02/11/13
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Issues Warning to Organizations Soliciting Charitable Donations for Hurricane Sandy Victims
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01/31/13
Huge Spike in Flood- and Salvage-Titled Vehicles Following Hurricane Sandy Prompts Public Education and Consumer Outreach
01/24/13
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Conducts Unannounced Inspections of Home Heating Oil Delivery Trucks
01/11/13
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Announces Settlement with Kmart, After 19 Stores Statewide Sold Expired Infant Formula, Non-Prescription Medications
01/10/13
North Jersey Physician Surrenders License to Board of Medical Examiners, After Violating Permanent Restrictions Previously Placed on his License
01/10/13
State Licensing Board Temporarily Suspends North Jersey Podiatrist
01/09/13
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Suspends License of North Jersey Doctor Arrested for Possession of Bomb-Making Materials, Illegal Firearms
01/09/13
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Shuts Down Home Health Agency That Allegedly Placed Uncertified Aides in Patients' Homes, Failed to Follow Up on Patient Needs
01/07/13
New Jersey Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs Resolve Investigation into Post-Storm Towing of Vehicles in Seaside Heights
01/07/13
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Announces $100,000 Civil Penalty in Bureau of Securities Action Against South Jersey Resident Who Defrauded Investors
01/03/13
Attorney General Chiesa and the Division of Consumer Affairs Sue Bergen-County Based A Safeway Construction, Inc. and Related Companies

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12/27/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Extends Filing Deadlines for Charity Registrations and Fund-Raiser Reports Following Hurricane Sandy
12/19/12
Attorney General Chiesa and Division of Consumer Affairs File New Price Gouging Lawsuits Against Six More New Jersey Businesses Following Hurricane Sandy
12/18/12
With List of Top 10 Most Inquired-About Charities, State Division of Consumer Affairs Reminds New Jerseyans: 'Tis the Season to Investigate Before You Donate
12/17/12
Displaced Patients Received Life-Saving Services in N.J. Following Hurricane Sandy, Through the Assistance of the N.J. Board of Nursing within State Division of Consumer Affairs
12/13/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and Aberdeen Township Police Announce Arrest of Pharmacist Accused of Creating Fraudulent Prescriptions to Obtain Controlled Substances; Alleged Conduct Detected by Prescription Monitoring Program
12/12/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Confirms Six New Jersey Gas Stations Received Aviation Fuel Last Week - Fuel Sold to Motorists between Wednesday and Friday
12/11/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains Temporary Restraints Against Operator of Allegedly Fraudulent "Superstorm Sandy Reconstruction Summit"
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11/28/12
Christie Administration Files New Price Gouging Lawsuits Against Ten More New Jersey Businesses, Including Seven Hotels, Collectively Accused of More Than 1,000 Instances of Price Gouging, Following Hurricane Sandy
11/26/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs' Ban on Synthetic Marijuana is Now Permanent in New Jersey
11/21/12
New Jersey Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs, Remind Used Car-Buyers to Be Wary of Flood-Damaged Vehicles
11/20/12
Christie Administration Negotiates Agreement Enabling Seaside Heights Residents To Reclaim Towed Vehicles, at No Charge, Beginning Tomorrow; Vehicles Were Towed From Island Following Hurricane Sandy
11/20/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Warns Consumers to Check Prescription Medications That May Have Been Affected by Temperature Changes Due To Hurricane Sandy
11/19/12
Operators of Bogus 9-11 Charity Permanently Barred From Charities Work, Ordered to Disgorge $121,166 in Donations
11/15/12
Following "Undercover House"  Initiative, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 10 Unregistered Home Improvement Contractors; Investigation Serves as a Warning to Avoid Home Repair Scams After Hurricane Sandy
11/09/12
Christie Administration Files Suit Against Eight Businesses Accused of Price Gouging During Hurricane Sandy State of Emergency
11/05/12
Christie Administration Reminds Consumers, Municipalities to be On Alert for Post-Sandy Home Repair Scams
11/02/12
Christie Administration Subpoenas 65 Businesses in Investigations Into Post-Hurricane Price Gouging
11/01/12
Christie Administration Warns Consumers to Beware of Home Repair Scams, Charity Scams While Recovering From Storm Damage
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10/30/12
Christie Administration Investigates Complaints of Alleged Storm-Related Price Gouging - Violators Face Stiff Fines
10/23/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains $7.7 Million Judgment Against "Roofing Police"  Contractor Accused of Performing Shoddy Work and Deceiving Consumers
10/16/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains Judgment Permanently Shutting Down Bogus Legal Services Provider, Accused of Exploiting Destitute Prisoners and Their Families
10/11/12
Attorney General and New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Announce $940,000 Bureau of Securities Settlement with North Jersey Investment Adviser
10/04/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Union County Prosecutor Announce Arrest of Unlicensed Dentist Accused of Using Deceased Dentist's Identity to Practice Dentistry
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09/26/12
Sussex County Gas Station Agrees to $50,000 Settlement to Conclude Action Arising from Alleged Price Gouging Following Tropical Storm Irene
09/21/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Announces Settlement with Travel Club that Allegedly Defrauded Scores of Consumers
09/20/12
Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs Announce Expansion of "Project Medicine Drop" Into All 21 Counties; Statewide Reach Helps Consumers Dispose of Unused Medications
09/17/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Announces Settlement with Defendants Accused of Fraudulently Using Cancer Charity's Tax-Exempt Status to Buy, Export Luxury Vehicles
09/06/12
New Jersey's Bans on Synthetic Marijuana and "Bath Salts"  Drugs Leads to Significant Decline in Reported Incidents
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08/24/12
New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Obtains Temporary License Suspension Against Doctor Accused of Unauthorized Research on Patients
08/21/12
Assets of Closed Wayne Dress Shop to be Auctioned on Wednesday, August 22
08/07/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Office of Weights and Measures, Passaic County Prosecutor, Wayne Police Announce Complaints Against 12 Jewelers Accused of Violating "Cash For Gold"  Consumer Protection Laws
08/03/12
Attorney General Chiesa and Division of Consumer Affairs Obtain Temporary Restraints Against the Operators of Alleged Bogus 9-11 Charity
08/01/12
Attorney General and Consumer Affairs Obtain Temporary Restraints Against Contractors Who Allegedly Damaged or Destroyed Chimneys
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07/31/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs: Organizations Invoking American Veterans Dominate List of "Top 10 Most Inquired-About Charities" for the First Half of 2012
07/30/12
Attorney General Chiesa and Division of Consumer Affairs File Suit Against the Operators of Bogus 9-11 Charity
07/27/12
Medication, Other Products Purchased at CVS Pharmacies in Clark and Scotch Plains May Have Been Exposed to Elevated Temperatures
07/23/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Issues Notices of Violation Against 44 Unregistered or Non-Compliant Home Improvement Contractors
07/17/12
N.J. Bureau of Securities Files Suit Against Passaic County Company and Three Executives For Allegedly Defrauding Investors of $1.4 Million
07/11/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Cape May County Prosecutor Announce Seven Arrests, Seizure of $160,000 Worth of Suspected Synthetic Marijuana and Other Toxic Chemicals, Following Joint Investigation at Wildwood Boardwalk
07/09/12
New Jersey Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs Warn Consumers to Watch for Home Repair Scams, Charity Scams, While Recovering from Storm Damage
07/02/12
New Jersey Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs Warn Merchants Against Price Gouging During Declared States of Emergency
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06/27/12
State Board of Medical Examiners Temporarily Suspends Mercer County Doctor for Prescription Drug Dispensing Violations and Practice Violations
06/27/12
App Developer, Sued By New Jersey Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs, Agrees to Stop Transmitting Personal Information on Children, And Will Ensure Transmitted Information is Destroyed
06/15/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and its Bureau of Securities Urges Citizens to Report Elder Abuse "Crime of the 21st Century"  Costs Victims $2.9 Billion Per Year
06/08/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Acting on Court Order, Impounds Merchandise at North Jersey Prom Dress Store, Prepares to Return Dresses to Consumers
06/06/12
New Jersey Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs File Federal Suit Against App Developer Accused of Collecting, Transmitting Children's Personal Information without Parental Notification or Consent
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05/29/12
New Smart Phone App from New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Lets Consumers Investigate Charities with Ease
05/21/12
Irvington High School wins Division of Consumer Affairs' 16th Annual High School Consumer Bowl
05/15/12
Court Issues Temporary Restraints Against Paterson Used Car Dealer After State Division of Consumer Affairs Files Suit
05/10/12
Board of Dentistry Revokes License of Manalapan Dentist, Assesses Over $443,000 in Restitution, Penalties and Costs
05/10/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Sues North Jersey Moving Companies for Predatory and Unconscionable Business Practices; Judge's Order Temporarily Shuts Down Defendants' Business Operation
05/09/12
Old Bridge Doctor Agrees to Temporarily Cease Practice Pending Disciplinary Hearing for His Alleged Unprofessional Conduct in Prescribing Painkillers and Testosterone
05/09/12
North Jersey Physician Voluntarily Agrees to License Restrictions Amid Pending Allegations That He Lacked Skills to Perform Spinal Surgeries
05/08/12
South Jersey Couple Who Defrauded Investors Agree to Pay Restitution and Civil Penalty
05/08/12
Office of the Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs File Suit Against Furniture Companies and Their Operators
05/07/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Recovers 100% of Losses For All 24 Victims of South Jersey Foreclosure Scam
05/07/12
Edison-Based Company Agrees to Pay $35,023 to Conclude Investigation of Its Business Practices by the Division of Consumer Affairs
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04/23/12
Attorney General Chiesa and Division of Consumer Affairs File Suit Against Unregistered Home Improvement Contractors
04/19/12
Continuing the Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Expands "Project Medicine Drop" to New Police Departments, Announces Partnership with N.J.-Based Covanta Energy for Free Destruction of Excess Medications
04/18/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Warns of Fake Check, "N.J. State Treasurer Impostor"  Scam
04/13/12
Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs Obtain Temporary Asset Freeze in Arkansas, Stop Paving Company Defendants From Getting Proceeds Following Auction of Assets
04/12/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Suit Against Unregistered Charity Telemarketer That Allegedly Claims to Raise Money for Cancer Patients, American Veterans; Reminds Consumers to "Investigate Before You Donate"
04/10/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Announces May 10 Hearing On Regulation to Make Permanent New Jersey's Comprehensive Ban on Synthetic Marijuana
04/04/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Obtains Judgment Against South Jersey Jeweler For Violating Law That Protects Consumers Seeking to Trade Their Gold For Cash
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03/29/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Offers Fraud Prevention Program for Gloucester County Seniors; "FedUp"  Program Helps Seniors Protect Themselves Against Scams, Fraud, Identity Theft and More
03/21/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches Settlement With Sussex County Horse Rescue Charity
03/19/12
Attorney General and New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs File Suit Against Vacation Travel Club that Allegedly Defrauded Scores of Consumers
03/02/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Orders CVS Pharmacy in Chatham to Provide Information Under Oath, Documentation About Practices and Safeguards Related to Reported Improper Dispensing of Pills
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02/29/12
Division of Consumer Affairs Issues Comprehensive, Statewide Ban on Synthetic Marijuana, Building on New Jersey's Fight Against Dangerous Designer Drugs
02/09/12
New Jersey Joins $25 Billion Joint State-Federal Mortgage Servicing Settlement on Foreclosure Wrongs State's Share of National Settlement estimated at $837.7 Million
02/06/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and its Bureau of Securities Caution Investors Not to Stumble When Interest Rates Fall Flat
02/01/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and its Bureau of Securities Caution Investors Not to Stumble When Interest Rates Fall Flat
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01/30/12
Attorney General Chiesa Announces Newly Reorganized Division of Consumer Affairs' Enforcement Bureau, With Focus on Prescription Drug Diversion Investigations
01/18/12
Attorney General Chiesa Announces "New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program"  - a Vital Tool in Fighting Prescription Drug Diversion and Abuse
01/10/12
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Suit Against New York-based Seller of Roll-Your-Own Tobacco
01/04/12
With "Irene Undercover House" , New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Bergen County Prosecutor, and Lyndhurst Police File Charges Against 12 Unregistered Home Improvement Contractors

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