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  Archives:  June 2007

Attorney General warns consumers about scams that promise large lottery

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Monday, June 25, 2007

Attorney General Joseph R. Biden, III today issued a warning about a growing
trend of unsolicited counterfeit check, lottery and sweepstakes scams that claim a recipient has won a prize. In these scams, consumers are tricked into wiring or sending cashiers checks worth thousands of
dollars to claim prizes. These scams are designed to defraud money and gain personal information
from consumers.




Attorney General Biden urges the U.S. Senate to pass legislation to protect students

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2007

Attorney General Joseph R. Biden, III, joined by Attorneys General from 30 states and the District of Columbia, has urged the U.S. Senate to enact The Student Loan Sunshine Act, federal legislation designed to safeguard students from deceptive practices in the college loan industry.




Department of Justice and county police team up against elder abuse

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, June 15, 2007

Suspect arrested in “Sweetheart Scam” for bilking 85-year-old man out of more than $27,000 In a joint investigation between the Delaware Department of Justice Fraud Division and the New Castle County Police, investigators have arrested Gina Mitchell, 30, of 301 Collins Drive, Springfield, PA on a charge of felony theft from a victim over 62 years of age.




Attorney General Joseph R. Biden, III announces $5.5 million settlement in oral contraceptive lawsuit

Civil Division | Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Attorney General Joseph R. Biden, III today announced the settlement of a civil law enforcement action against the makers of the popular oral contraceptive product Ovcon. The lawsuit, joined by thirty-three other states and the District of Columbia, charged Warner Chilcott and Barr Pharmaceuticals (“Barr”) with antitrust violations that have prevented generic versions of Ovcon from reaching the marketplace.




Attorney General Joseph R. Biden, III reaches agreement with ChoicePoint Identification and credential verification services company to adopt enhanced measures to protect personally identifiable information

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, June 1, 2007

Attorney General Joseph R. Biden, III reaches agreement with ChoicePoint Identification and credential verification services company to adopt enhanced measures to protect personally identifiable information






  Archives:  June 2007

Attorney General warns consumers about scams that promise large lottery

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Monday, June 25, 2007

Attorney General Joseph R. Biden, III today issued a warning about a growing
trend of unsolicited counterfeit check, lottery and sweepstakes scams that claim a recipient has won a prize. In these scams, consumers are tricked into wiring or sending cashiers checks worth thousands of
dollars to claim prizes. These scams are designed to defraud money and gain personal information
from consumers.




Attorney General Biden urges the U.S. Senate to pass legislation to protect students

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2007

Attorney General Joseph R. Biden, III, joined by Attorneys General from 30 states and the District of Columbia, has urged the U.S. Senate to enact The Student Loan Sunshine Act, federal legislation designed to safeguard students from deceptive practices in the college loan industry.




Department of Justice and county police team up against elder abuse

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, June 15, 2007

Suspect arrested in “Sweetheart Scam” for bilking 85-year-old man out of more than $27,000 In a joint investigation between the Delaware Department of Justice Fraud Division and the New Castle County Police, investigators have arrested Gina Mitchell, 30, of 301 Collins Drive, Springfield, PA on a charge of felony theft from a victim over 62 years of age.




Attorney General Joseph R. Biden, III announces $5.5 million settlement in oral contraceptive lawsuit

Civil Division | Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Attorney General Joseph R. Biden, III today announced the settlement of a civil law enforcement action against the makers of the popular oral contraceptive product Ovcon. The lawsuit, joined by thirty-three other states and the District of Columbia, charged Warner Chilcott and Barr Pharmaceuticals (“Barr”) with antitrust violations that have prevented generic versions of Ovcon from reaching the marketplace.




Attorney General Joseph R. Biden, III reaches agreement with ChoicePoint Identification and credential verification services company to adopt enhanced measures to protect personally identifiable information

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, June 1, 2007

Attorney General Joseph R. Biden, III reaches agreement with ChoicePoint Identification and credential verification services company to adopt enhanced measures to protect personally identifiable information