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August 22, 2019

Principles call on providers to offer free call blocking services, investigate suspicious callers

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller announced that as a result of a bipartisan coalition of 51 attorneys general, a dozen phone companies have agreed to adopt eight principles to fight illegal robocalls. This agreement will help protect phone users from illegal robocalls and make it easier for attorneys general to investigate and prosecute bad actors.

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August 1, 2019

Terry used position as pastor to get customers, A.G. alleges

DES MOINES — A Des Moines contractor has been banned from doing any home-repair or construction business in Iowa after taking more than $50,000 from consumers but failing to finish the jobs.

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July 29, 2019

Small business owners lost thousands of dollars through fraud, judge finds

DES MOINES — A Polk County judge has shut down several Quad Cities-based advertising companies that are accused of defrauding small businesses across the nation.

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July 22, 2019

Agreement includes up to $425 million in consumer restitution 

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller announced that a coalition of 50 attorneys general has reached a proposed settlement with Equifax as the result of an investigation into a massive 2017 data breach. The investigation found that Equifax’s failure to maintain a reasonable security system enabled hackers to penetrate its systems, exposing the data of 56 percent of American adults — the largest-ever breach of consumer data.

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July 18, 2019

Company could face penalty of $10,000 per day, per violation

DES MOINES — The State of Iowa has sued a Cedar Rapids company for asbestos-removal violations during renovations of Cedar Rapids Washington High School in 2014 and 2015.

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July 11, 2019

Premera failed to fix known security problems that exposed personal information to a hacker

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller and 29 other attorneys general filed a settlement Thursday that requires Premera Blue Cross, the largest health insurance company in the Pacific Northwest, to pay $10 million total over its failure to secure sensitive consumer data. 

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July 2, 2019

Mailers promised ‘guaranteed income’ through cash and gold

DES MOINES — A Florida man accused of operating a “pure pyramid scheme” and taking more than $51,000 from older Iowans must make refunds to the victims and stop his solicitations under a settlement with the Iowa Attorney General’s Office.

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June 14, 2019

44 AGs join settlement over for-profit school’s lending

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller has secured an agreement to obtain $1,358,754.40 in debt relief for 143 former ITT Tech students in Iowa as part of a 44-state settlement. Nationally, the settlement will result in debt relief of more than $168 million for 18,664 former ITT students.   

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June 10, 2019

Safe Home sends notices to about 200 consumers in Quad Cities, elsewhere

DES MOINES — About 200 Iowans who purchased security systems are eligible for refunds and cancellations as part of an agreement between the Iowa Attorney General and Safe Home Security.

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June 3, 2019

‘A credible third-party review is warranted,’ Miller says

DES MOINES — The Iowa Attorney General's Office has sent letters to the dioceses of Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque and Sioux City, requesting information on records of clergy sexual abuse.

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