Attorney General Moody's Week In Review
This week, I added an urgent alert to our One Pill Can Kill webpage. For years, we have warned about the prevalence of fentanyl in the nation’s illicit drug supply. New statistics now show that the proliferation of deadly fentanyl is getting much worse.
A recent report by the Drug Enforcement Administration found that six out of ten fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills contain a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl. This is a drastic increase from 2021, where four out of ten pills were found to have a lethal dose. We are seeing a 50% increase in just one year, and the main cause of this skyrocketing statistic is the crisis at our southern border with Mexico.
While I continue to fight in court to force the federal government to enforce public-safety immigration laws, I cannot stress enough how vital it is to never use drugs—as lethal amounts of fentanyl are increasingly being discovered in so many illicit substances creating a dramatic increase in overdose deaths. With this latest development, our warning is more important now than ever before, as we are quickly moving from ‘One Pill Can Kill’, to ‘One Pill WILL KILL.’
For more tools and resources to help you join our fight to end the opioid crisis, visit DoseOfRealityFL.com.
Stay safe, Florida.
Attorney General Moody Takes Legal Action Against MV Realty for Swindling Florida Homeowners
Attorney General Ashley Moody filed a complaint for injunctive and monetary relief against Florida-based MV Realty and its principals for deceptive, unfair and unconscionable business practices that result in homeowners signing away home equity for a paltry upfront payment. The defendants offer homeowners $300 to $5,000 as a cash loan alternative in exchange for an agreement to use the company as an exclusive listing broker. However, after accepting the payment, homeowners discover that MV Realty files a 40-year lien on the property that requires paying 3% of the value of the home to MV Realty, regardless of whether the company ever provides any real estate listing services.
Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “For many Floridians, their home is their most important asset and the cornerstone of their financial stability. For a company to prey on unsuspecting homeowners in a way that locks them into a 40-year obligation designed to siphon away equity from the property is disgraceful. I filed legal action to end this deceitful practice and protect Florida homeowners from further harm.” More.
Attorney General Moody Announces Multistate Action Against CarMax Over the Disclosure of Safety Recalls
Attorney General Ashley Moody announced a multistate action against CarMax Auto Superstores, Inc. As a result of a nationwide investigation by Attorney General Moody and 35 other attorneys general, CarMax is now required to disclose open unrepaired recalls related to the safety of used vehicles before consumers make the purchase. CarMax must also pay the states $1 million.
Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “This nationwide action will be industry changing—requiring CarMax to be transparent with customers and ensure they have all the information about unrepaired vehicle recalls before they make a purchase.” More.
VIDEO: Attorney General Moody Issues Tips for Safe Online Shopping on Cyber Monday
Attorney General Moody is urging Cyber Monday shoppers to watch out for online scams. Cyber Monday is traditionally one of the most popular online shopping days of the year—last year, consumers nationwide spent more than $10 billion. With millions expected to take advantage of online deals, there is a chance that scammers may attempt to exploit unsuspecting shoppers. To help consumers avoid falling victim to more common scams, Attorney General Moody is issuing secure online shopping tips.
Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “With tens of millions expected to shop online this Cyber Monday, I want to urge caution. Scammers may try to take advantage of the increase in online shopping to steal money or financial information through various cybercrimes and schemes. To help protect Floridians, I am issuing consumer protection tips for secure online shopping.” More.
VIDEO: Attorney General Moody Warns Floridians to Watch Out for Charity Scammers on Giving Tuesday
Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning Floridians to be wary of charity scams on Giving Tuesday. The holiday season is a popular time to donate to charitable causes and millions are expected to make contributions. Attorney General Moody is urging Floridians to research before they donate to avoid falling prey to common charity scams.
Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “This Giving Tuesday, generous Floridians will be making donations and giving to causes close to their hearts. Sadly, scammers may try to take advantage of their generosity. If you plan to give this holiday season, please take steps to avoid charity scams. You can find wise-giving tips and more at MyFloridaLegal.com.” More.
This week, Attorney General Ashley Moody delivered an address at the Central Florida Leadership Prayer Breakfast in Plant City.
Attorney General Moody speaking at a Florida TaxWatch Board Meeting in Coral Gables. Florida TaxWatch recently named the Florida Attorney General’s Office the 2022 State Agency of the Year. For more information about the prestigious recognition, click here.