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December 21, 2005

DES MOINES. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced today that ConocoPhillips Company has agreed to policy changes that are expected to discourage underage tobacco sales at over 10,400 gas stations and convenience stores operating under the Conoco, 76, or Phillips 66 trademarks. [Click here for a link to the ConocoPhillips...

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December 20, 2005

DES MOINES. Attorney General Tom Miller today asked the Legislature to increase funding for drug treatment by $17 million. "There is an overwhelming linkage between drugs and crime," he said. "The number one thing we can do to fight crime is fight drugs, and the number one thing we can...

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December 14, 2005

AG's lawsuit alleged "Carlson Technologies" of Clive used deception to gain access to consumer households and failed to provide refunds under Iowa's Door-to-Door Sales Act. DES MOINES. Roger T. Carlson and his Clive-based company, Carlson Technologies, Inc., have used deceptive and unfair sales practices in door-to-door sales of home care...

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December 9, 2005

Miller: "We alleged that Teledraft, Inc., provided U.S. and Canadian telemarketing boiler-rooms the means to extract money directly from the bank accounts of fraud victims across the United States. Teledraft now is permanently prohibited from facilitating telemarketing fraud -- nationwide -- and must make over $43,000 in refunds to Iowans."...

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December 6, 2005

Attorney General warns consumers -- and lawmakers -- about car-title loans: "There is no justification for such astronomical interest rates." DES MOINES. Attorney General Tom Miller today cautioned consumers to avoid car-title loans, which charge what he called "astronomical and unjustified interest rates." "Car-title loans are so expensive they just...

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December 1, 2005

Auto Receivables Trust is providing a lower interest rate, $500 off the amount owed, and continued aid to consumers with non-maintenance repairs. DES MOINES. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced today that "Auto Receivables Trust" has agreed to significantly improve the interest rate and other terms of Dan Nelson consumer...

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November 18, 2005

Western Union agrees to help thwart 'fraud-induced wire transfers,' and to pay $8.1 million for a consumer awareness program (DES MOINES) Attorney General Tom Miller today warned consumers not to fall prey to a growing number of scams that induce victims to wire money to con-artists -- and he applauded...

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November 4, 2005

Free service available to check if vehicles were damaged by hurricanes: go to www.NICB.org A.G. lists tips for detecting damage from flooding DES MOINES. Attorney General Tom Miller today warned consumers about the danger of flood-damaged cars coming to Iowa in the wake of massive flooding caused by Hurricanes Katrina...

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September 16, 2005

Settlement resolves Smithfield litigation challenging constitutionality of Iowa's prohibitions against processors vertically integrating into pork production in Iowa.

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September 14, 2005

FSB is providing a lower interest rate, $500 off the amount owed, and continued aid to consumers with non-maintenance repairs. DES MOINES. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced today that FSB Financial, Ltd., has agreed to significantly improve the interest rate and other terms of Dan Nelson consumer auto loans...

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