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Delaware Joins Multistate Settlement With Target Corporation Over 2013 Data Breach

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases News

Delaware has joined with 46 other states and the District of Columbia in a settlement with the Target Corporation to resolve the states’ investigation into the retail company’s 2013 data breach, resulting in increased protection for consumers. The states’ investigation, led by Connecticut and Illinois, found that, on or about November 12, 2013, cyber attackers […]




Four Targeted in Pawn Shop Investigation Enter Guilty Pleas

Date Posted: Friday, April 28th, 2017
Categories:  Consumer Protection Criminal Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Also former non-profit executive director admits to theft Three men and a woman arrested as part of “Operation Golden Eye,” a multijurisdictional investigation by Delaware Department of Justice, Delaware State Police, United States Postal Service, and the Middletown Police Department, pled guilty for their part in the illegal practices of a Middletown pawn shop. Deputy […]




Eligible Delaware Residents Can Still Submit Claims for Provigil Settlement

Date Posted: Thursday, April 13th, 2017
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

To receive settlement funds, claims must be filed by Wednesday, June 25, 2017 Delaware residents who paid for the brand-name drug Provigil or generic modafinil from June 24, 2006, to March 31, 2012 are urged file claims in a $125 million multistate settlement that provides $35 million for distribution to consumers, the Delaware Department of […]




AG’s Fraud and Consumer Protection Division Urges Delaware Consumers To Be On Guard Against IRS Scams And Other Financial Frauds

Date Posted: Thursday, April 6th, 2017
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases Fraud

With tax season here, the Fraud and Consumer Protection Division of Attorney General Matt Denn’s office warns Delaware consumers and employers to be on guard against fake IRS phone call scams and IRS Form W-2 email phishing scams that are targeting employers, including retail businesses, school districts, nonprofit organizations, and law firms. IRS Phone Call […]




$1.45 Million to Delaware for Environmental Purpose from VW Emissions Investigation

Date Posted: Friday, March 31st, 2017
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DNREC DOJ Press Releases Fraud

Delaware will receive $1.45 million for environmental projects as a result of an additional settlement between 10 states and Volkswagen, Porsche and Audi over the company’s use of “defeat devices” on the emissions controls of diesel vehicles. The settlement filed Thursday is in addition to a federal and multi-state settlement last year that obtained payments […]




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