Attorney General Ashley Moody News Release


November 25, 2019
Contact: Kylie Mason
Phone: (850) 245-0150

VIDEO: Attorney General Moody Releases 2019 Holiday Consumer Protection Guide


TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody today released a guide for safer holiday shopping as we enter the busiest shopping season of the year. This year’s guide contains information and tips on secure online shopping, charity-related scams, item recalls and more. For the first time, the 2019 Holiday Consumer Protection Guide is also available in Spanish.

Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “With one less week between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, many Floridians will need to tackle their holiday shopping lists sooner. The fast pace of the shopping season brings with it more opportunity for scammers to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. I encourage everyone to take steps now to safeguard their personal information and finances and avoid falling prey to common holiday scams and identity theft.”

The 2019 Holiday Consumer Protection Guide features safety tips for online shopping, avoiding identity theft and ensuring any donations are to legitimate charities, as well as information on 2019 product recalls. The following tips are included in the shopping guide:
For more tips, access the full 2019 Holiday Consumer Protection Guide here.

To view the guide in Spanish, click here.

For a complete list of all product recalls, please visit CPSC.gov.

Any consumer who has questions about making secure holiday shopping purchases or encounters a scam can call the Attorney General’s Fraud Hotline at 1(866) 9NO-SCAM or visit MyFloridaLegal.com.