News & Press Releases

UGA College of Family & Consumer Sciences Partners with IRS & Georgia United Credit Union to Provide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for Athens-Clarke County Community

ATHENS, GA (May 2, 2014) Fifty students from the University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) and J.M. Tull School of Accounting in Terry School of Business partnered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Georgia United Credit Union to provide free tax preparation services for 779 individuals this tax season. Read more…


Scammers Posing as Georgia Escrow Services Employees Defraud Consumers

Atlanta, GA (04/21/2014) – The Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection is warning consumers about a timeshare resale scam in which scammers falsely claim that they are representatives of Georgia Escrow Services Inc. Here is how the scam typically works. Consumers who own vacation timeshares in Mexico receive a phone call from someone allegedly working for a travel company. Read more…


FTC Announces Top National Consumer Complaints for 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (02/27/2014) – Commission’s Annual Report Shows Identity Theft Continues to Top List of Complaints; American Consumers Report Losing Over $1.6 Billion to Fraud Overall. Read more…


2014 Proclamation

ATLANTA, GA (March 27, 2014) – Financial Literacy Month Proclamation at the State Capitol.


Georgia, 46 States Obtain $30 Million Judgment Against Membership Program Marketers

ATLANTA, GA (10/15/2013) – Negative option marketers Affinion and subsidiaries Trilegiant and Webloyalty allegedly misled consumers into signing up and paying for discount clubs and memberships. Read more…