Attorney General Josh Stein Shares 2022’s Top 10 Consumer Complaints – NCDOJ

For Emergency Release:
Thursday, January 12, 2023

Contact: Nazneen Ahmed
919-716-0060

(RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today shared the top 10 consumer complaints the North Carolina Department of Justice received in 2022 as he opened the department. 2022 annual report. The report also provides information about DOJ’s work to protect North Carolina residents from fraud and fraud, protect the state and all human rights, protect our communities, train law enforcement in the North Carolina Justice Academy, and served the state through State Crime. Laboratory and law enforcement Education and Standards Commission.

“Robocalls are not only malicious and intimidating, but they put North Carolinians’ personal and financial information at risk,” said Attorney General Josh Stein. “That’s why I’m leading the fight against robocalls. I helped create a nationwide Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force to investigate and file lawsuits against telecommunications companies that responsible for allowing many foreign cell phones into the United States, and we filed a lawsuit against one of those companies in 2022. I will do everything in my power to reduce the calls illegal transportation.”

In 2022, the DOJ received 24,981 consumer complaints. A breakdown of the top 10 complaints is below:

Last year, the Consumer Protection Division won more than $300 million in lawsuits and settlements, including money from settlements and pharmaceutical companies that contributed to the opioid epidemic. Since 2017, the group has won more than $2.5 billion for consumers in North Carolina. In addition, Attorney General Stein’s Medicaid Investigations Division (MID) has spent more than $1 billion in criminal recovery and civil rehabilitation since its inception. portion in 1979. In 2022, MID recovered more than $40,264,673.66 in restitution and penalties related to Medicaid fraud cases.

The annual report also highlights the agency’s work to protect people from crime, combat the opioid crisis, access justice for victims and survivors of sexual violence, keep people safe online and offline, and information on the work of the Crime Division, Civil Division, State. Crime Lab, North Carolina Justice Academy, and law enforcement training and Standards Commission.

“I am thankful for our team at the Department of Justice for their hard work this year to protect our state and our people,” said Attorney General Josh Stein. “Whether we’re protecting the air we breathe and the water we drink, protecting our democracy in the Supreme Court, or making sure our children are safe, DOJ members bring honesty and integrity to all areas.” of their work. They are always social workers – motivated by the desire to build a stronger, better environment now and for future generations.

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