AG Ashley Moody Recounts Numerous Victories for Consumers

AG Ashley Moody Recounts Numerous Victories for Consumers

Consumer Protection Week kicks off in Florida

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
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March 6, 2023

For National Consumer Protection Week, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody (R-FL) is highlighting her accomplishments in protecting Florida consumers during her time as the Attorney General.

Moody has led multiple campaigns fighting for Floridians against scams, and promoting ethical business practices.  In fact, Florida has counted more than half a billion dollars in recoveries and relief through the Consumer Protection Division.

"The Florida Attorney General’s Office fights hard to protect Floridians," Moody continued, "this week we will highlight some of our successes—including the more than half a billion dollars recovered through the diligent work of our Consumer Protection Division to stop scams and deceptive business practices."

Since taking office in 2019, Moody's office has recovered more than $535 million for Floridians and consumers nationwideIn 2022, the team secured more than $221 million in direct relief to consumers via restitution, debt forgiveness and other relief.  In addition to these legal actions, Moody has placed a high premium on informing Floridians about new and common fraud tactics through Consumer Alerts and Scams at a Glance resources.

Now in her second term, Moody has been able to keep her accomplishments rolling at a steady pace, even in the face of natural disasters like Hurricane Ian.  Along with fighting price gouging, Moody's Consumer Protection Division put boots on the ground in highly-devastated areas to actively help Floridians spot, avoid and recover from hurricane recover-related scams.  The team issued warnings to all Floridians to avoid charity schemes looking to profit off the disaster.

For Republicans, Moody is very clearly a pivotal part of Governor Ron DeSantis' (R-FL) cabinet, and has done more than contribute to Florida becoming a stronghold for political conservatives.

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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