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$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 […]




Santander Consumer USA Holdings, Inc. to Pay $2.875 Million to Delaware Consumers Over Sub-Prime Auto Loans

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Following an investigation by the Delaware and Massachusetts Attorney General offices into the financing and securitization of sub-prime auto loans, Santander Consumer USA Holdings, Inc. has agreed to pay up to $2.875 million to harmed Delaware consumers. The investigation, conducted by the Fraud Division of Attorney General Matt Denn’s Office in partnership with the Massachusetts […]




Two Newark Apartment Complexes Sued for Consumer Fraud

Date Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases Fraud News

The Delaware Department of Justice has filed suit against the owners and manager of two Newark apartment complexes for numerous violations of the Consumer Fraud Act. Attorney General Matt Denn announced the civil complaint filed in New Castle County Superior Court against Metrodev Newark, owners of the Autumn Park Apartments on Winterhaven Drive, Water Polo […]




Attorney General Warns Delawareans About Bogus Online Lead Generators

Date Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Attorney General Matt Denn’s office warns Delawareans to be wary of online lead generators or list services that claim to provide potential client leads to certain professionals, particularly real estate agents. The Consumer Protection Unit of the Delaware Department of Justice has investigated complaints about lead generators or list services that claim to provide advanced […]




Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn Announces Settlement With Western Union

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Attorney General Matt Denn along with the attorneys general of 48 states and the District of Columbia Tuesday announced a settlement with Colorado-based The Western Union Company (“Western Union”) to resolve a multistate investigation focused on complaints of consumers who used Western Union’s wire transfer service to send money to third parties involved in schemes […]




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