N.J. State Officials To Launch Review After CBS 2 Exposes Data BreachThe New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has responded to a CBS 2 exclusive, opening a review after the discovery that medical billing company M.D. Manage left sensitive information out in the open.
Sandy Charity Suspected Of Fraud Begins Distributing FundsThe Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation, an unregistered charitable organization, handed out $225,000 to four charitable organizations in New Jersey and one in New York.
New Jersey Lawmaker Calls For Investigation Into UPS Delivery DelaysState Sen. Kevin O'Toole is calling on the Division of Consumer Affairs to look into possible fraud, claiming the companies guaranteed shipments to arrive before Christmas and then failed to deliver the goods.
State To Provide Restitution To Customers Defrauded By NJ Prom ShopDivision of Consumer Affairs will provide $2,900 to those left without refunds, dresses or formal wear when The Red Carpet Pageant and Prom in Wayne closed.
N.J. Ordered To Pay Legal Fees For Whistleblower Stanley Fischer worked in the Division of Consumer Affairs, serving as executive director of its consumer protection office, before being fired in 2007.
Post-Irene Sting Operation Nabs 12 Unregistered Home Repair Contractors A home repair sting staged after Tropical Storm Irene has resulted in charges against a dozen unregistered contractors in New Jersey.
New Jersey Residents Reporting Irene-Related Price GougingThomas Calcagni, director of the N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs, says the department is "aggressively investigating" each allegation of price gouging. Those include allegations of overcharging for bottled water and gasoline.
NJ Pet Dealer Denies Accusations He Sold Sick Puppies To Unsuspecting CustomersThe state of New Jersey claims Allan Levine sold 10 gravely-ill puppies between 2007 and 2009. Several of those puppies, the state says, died or had to be euthanized.
Consumer Affairs Investigators Comb Jersey Shore Boardwalks For Scams, Hidden DangersWith the summer season in full swing, the Jersey Shore is jam-packed – but it’s not all fun in the sun. Most beachgoers don’t realize there can be danger lurking in toys, food and gaming areas on the boardwalk.