Scam Alert: International/Canadian Lottery

(Phoenix, Ariz.) Attorney General Terry Goddard is once again warning Arizonans about a Canadian/International Lottery scam following the report aired on CBS's 60 Minutes news program. This scam is usually managed from outside the United States. Consumers receive a letter, an email or telephone call informing them they have won a lottery. Consumers lose hundreds of thousands of dollars every year to this type of scam. In the most common scam, the caller claims to be a customs agent with customs or a lawyer in another country.

Attorney General’s Office, DEA Crack Marijuana Ring

(Phoenix, Ariz. – September 24, 2004) The Attorney General’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, in a joint operation with local law enforcement, arrested eight suspects this week involved in a large scale marijuana trafficking organization.  The investigation began in March 2004 with State, Federal and local agencies and revealed discussions regarding the purchasing and selling of marijuana and/or other drugs.  

Terry Goddard announces further safety concerns about Zylon® made bullet-proof vests

(Phoenix, Ariz. – September 15, 2004)  Attorney General Terry Goddard warned Arizona law enforcement personnel to check their bullet-proof vests to determine if they are manufactured with Zylon® fiber after another body armor manufacturer contacted the Attorney General’s Office voicing its concerns that its vest may not provide adequate protection. 

Terry Goddard to Pursue Predatory Lending Legislation in 2005

(Tucson, Ariz. – September 9, 2004)  Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard is committed to safeguarding Arizona consumers from the predatory practices of unscrupulous lenders and mortgage brokers.

During a press conference in Tucson, Goddard was expected to be joined by members of the Tucson City Council and the Pima County Board of Supervisors. He renewed his commitment to see predatory lending legislation become a reality.

Terry Goddard Announces Agreement with Rite Aid to Reduce Illegal Sale of Tobacco to Minors

(Phoenix, Ariz. – September 9, 2004)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced an agreement with Rite Aid Corporation that will establish positive store policies and business practices aimed at reducing tobacco product sales to minors.  Rite Aid is a national drug store chain that is opening stores in Arizona.

Attorney General Goddard Files Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Against Precision Toyota of Tucson

(Tucson, Ariz. – September 7, 2004)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today filed suit against Precision Toyota of Tucson alleging the dealer falsely advertised new cars for sale at 50 percent off the manufacture’s suggested retail price, violating provisions of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act.  The lawsuit, filed in Pima Superior Court, is against Rowe Enterprises, Inc., doing business as Precision Toyota of Tucson (“Precision Toyota”).