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May 23, 2022

Investigator will assist Iowans with consumer protection issues   

DES MOINES — The Iowa Attorney General’s Office will host mobile offices and give presentations around the state this summer to assist Iowans with consumer protection issues, including providing information on how to spot and protect themselves from fraud.  

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May 4, 2022

Intuit will pay $141 million nationally for deceiving low-income Americans with ‘free’ services 

DES MOINES﹣Attorney General Tom Miller secured about $1.02 million from the owner of TurboTax, Intuit Inc., for deceiving more than 33,000 Iowans into paying for tax services that should have been free.  

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April 20, 2022

State has received more than $1.4 billion through agreement   

DES MOINES — Tobacco companies involved in the 1998 landmark settlement have transferred about $53.2 million to the state treasury for this year's payment.  

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April 12, 2022

'I’m looking forward to continuing to use E15 this summer'

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller issued the following statement:

"I applaud President Biden’s announcement that the EPA will issue a national emergency waiver for summertime use of gasoline blended with 15% ethanol. This is great news for drivers, farmers, and the Iowa economy.

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April 7, 2022

Funding cuts, ongoing pandemic continue to affect available services for victims 

DES MOINES — Twenty people lost their lives as a result of domestic violence in Iowa in 2021, marking the highest number of domestic violence-related deaths in the state in a decade, while three deaths have already occurred in the first three months of 2022.  

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April 4, 2022

Iowa, Kansas AGs urge EPA to issue emergency waiver

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt asked the EPA on Monday to allow the sale of gasoline blended with 15% ethanol — known as E15 — this summer to ease prices at the pump.

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March 11, 2022

Plan is an “important step toward addressing the unprecedented increases in in fertilizer prices.”

Attorney General Tom Miller welcomes the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s plan to invest $250 million to support additional U.S.-made fertilizer production for American farmers. 

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March 8, 2022

In honor of Consumer Protection Week, ceremony recognizes individuals who acted to stop fraud and abuse  

DES MOINES – In honor of National Consumer Protection Week, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller recognized four Iowans for their efforts to stop the abuse and fraud of their fellow community members during the office’s second Consumer Protection Hero ceremony today in the Iowa Capitol Rotunda.  

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March 2, 2022

Attorneys general concerned for safety and well-being of children  

DES MOINES – Attorney General Tom Miller has joined a nationwide investigation into TikTok for providing and promoting its social media platform to children and young adults while use is associated with physical and mental health harms. Attorneys general nationwide are examining whether the company violated state consumer protection laws that put the public at risk. 

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March 2, 2022

Even non-customers may have had personal information compromised  

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller urges all Iowans who believe they were affected by the data breach announced by T-Mobile in August 2021 to take appropriate steps to protect their information from identity theft. 

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