Division of Consumer Affairs
The Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation, an unregistered charitable organization, handed out $225,000 to four charitable organizations in New Jersey and one in New York.
State 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.
Division 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.
Stanley Fischer worked in the Division of Consumer Affairs, serving as executive director of its consumer protection office, before being fired in 2007.
A home repair sting staged after Tropical Storm Irene has resulted in charges against a dozen unregistered contractors in New Jersey.
Thomas 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.
The 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.
With 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.