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December 13, 2011 - Giving Wisely: Consumer Protection offers tips on checking out charities
December 5, 2011 - In Wake of Utah Storms, Homeowners and Businesses warned to watch out for scams
November 30, 2011 - Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) suspends medical licenses of Dr. Joseph Edward Berg, of Orem, UT, after Emergency Hearing before medical panel
November 21, 2011 - Division of Consumer Protection offers tips for safe holiday shopping online
September 29, 2011 - Wall Street woes: Division of Securities warns Seniors to watch for traps
September 6, 2011 - Division of Consumer Protection signs Settlement with Tru Talent agency
            – View the Settlement Agreement
August 31, 2011 - Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing enters Stipulation and Order with Nicola Irene Riley over unlawful conduct regarding her Utah medical licenses
July 20, 2011 - Department of Commerce announces New Director of Real Estate Division
June 27, 2011 - Division of Consumer Protection warns online ads remain fertile ground for fraud
June 16, 2011 - Department of Commerce launches Utah Homeowner Associations Registry
            – Access the Utah Homeowner Associations Registry
June 1, 2011 - Citizens reminded to give wisely in wake of national tornados and flooding
May 11, 2011 - Utah Division of Consumer Protection warns of new Walmart gift card scam
March 14, 2011 - Consumer Protection offers Charity tips in wake of Japan, New Zealand earthquakes
March 9, 2011 - Utah Division of Consumer Protection releases Top Ten Consumer Complaints as part of 13th annual National Consumer Protection Week, March 6-12, 2011
January 3, 2011 - Utah Division of Securities identifies Top Ten Investment Alerts for 2011
2010
December 28, 2010 - Utah Department of Commerce announces New Director of Public Utilities Division
December 13, 2010 - Utah mortgage licensees to lose licenses if they miss Dec. 31, 2010 deadline
November 23, 2010 - Utah consumers reminded to check list twice before shopping online Nov. 29th
November 15, 2010 - Fake email asks consumers to register cell phone numbers with FTC by "deadline"
November 9, 2010 - Consumer Protection cites Big Dog Pawn shop for selling stolen goods
October 26, 2010 - Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing reports explosive growth to statewide Controlled Substance Database since House Bill 28 signed into law
October 20, 2010 - Division of Securities warns Seniors to watch for "Top Ten Investor Traps"
October 13, 2010 - Division of Real Estate offers Do’s and Don’ts for Loan Modifications
September 9, 2010 - Utah Department of Commerce announces New Director of Consumer Protection
June 28, 2010 - "Verify Utah", Utah Documented Employer Registry now available online
May 25, 2010 - Agencies remind Utah Consumers to give wisely to Veterans Charities
May 25, 2010 - Fake Debt Collectors threaten Utah Victims in phony phone call scam.
May 19, 2010 - 7200 Utah Mortgage licensees in danger of losing license by June 1, 2010
May 5, 2010 - Senior Abuse and Scams targeting the Elderly focus of May 11th event in Utah.
March 9, 2010 - Division of Consumer Protection and U.S. Postal Service focus on scams,
scoundrels and schemes during 12th annual National Consumer Protection Week
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January 13, 2010 - Consumer Protection asks Utahns to check charities after Haiti earthquake
2009
November 30, 2009 - Consumer Protection reminds Utah consumers to be safe when holiday shopping online
November 19, 2009 - Securities aids national probe into Wells Fargo auction rate securities, nets $1.3 B Settlement
October 27, 2009 - Silver lining for former Silver State Helicopter students through settlement agreement
October 20, 2009 - Consumer Protection says beware of fake money orders in new online scam
August 4, 2009 - Utah Department of Commerce announces Director of Division of Real Estate
July 16, 2009 - Utah and 45 states sign on to $5.9 million settlement with DISH Network
July 08, 2009 - OneStop Business Registration marks 100,000 online milestone through utah.gov
May 20, 2009 - Consumer Protection joins Federal Trade Commission “Operation False Charity”
May 04, 2009 - Utah Department of Commerce Announces New Directors for the Divisions of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) and Real Estate (DRE)
April 13, 2009 - Utah Department of Commerce rolls out first Apple iPhone Application on utah.gov
April 08, 2009 - Consumer Protection Issues Alert on "Department of Treasury" Email Scam
                            - Example of E-mail Scam Message
March 16, 2009 - Utah knocked out of Top Ten States for Highest Mortgage Fraud in new report
March 5, 2009 - Grace C. Kelson Found Guilty of Securities Fraud for taking $149K from three investors
Feburary 19, 2009 - Dwight E. Williams Found Guilty of Security Fraud for taking $550K from Golf Buddies
Feburary 18, 2009 - Div. of Consumer Protection secures refunds for Dell Computer customers
Feburary 9, 2009 - Real Estate Commission issues Order against Ronald K. Clarke in Provo River Bottoms Case
Feburary 3, 2009 - Consumer Protection Issues Alert on U.S. Census Bureau Community Survey
2008
2007
2006
December 28, 2006 - Utah Division of Securities identifies Top Ten Investment Scams for 2007
December 12, 2006 - David Stanley appointed Director of Occupational Licensing
December 6, 2006 - Commerce issues Order of Adjudication against Mascot Financial
December 1, 2006 - Consumer Protection advises Holiday Shoppers to Check Return Policies
November 29, 2006 - Cache County man faces Criminal Charges for Securities Fraud
November 20, 2006 - Consumer Protection warns of New Charity Scam targeting Utah Latinos
November 20, 2006 - Consumer Protection cites St. George Company for Deceptive Practices
November 7, 2006 - South Jordan man faces Criminal Charges for taking $130K from investors
November 6, 2006 - Governor Huntsman appoints Michele Beck to Committee of Consumer Services
October 30, 2006 - Commerce Department revokes Mascot Financial’s Credit Services Permit
October 17, 2006 - Dennis T. Wynn faces Criminal Charges for fake Car-Flipping Investment
October 13, 2006 - Commerce Submits Gasoline Investigation Report to Governor
                              - View the Report
October 6, 2006 - Fake Contractor arrested for Fraud and Racketeering in Construction Scam
October 5, 2006 - Commerce issues Administration Citation against Mascot Financial
October 2, 2006 - Commerce cites Michigan Company for violating Consumer Sales Act
September 28, 2006 - Consumer Protection cites Child Protection Registry Violators
September 26, 2006 - “Securities files criminal charges against Layton man for investment fraud”
September 25, 2006 - Commerce requests information from Utah Gas Industry in pricing probe
September 25, 2006 - “Learning on Location” enters Settlement with Utah Commerce Department
September 6, 2006 - Securities Enters Order in Utah County House-Flipping Investment
August 28, 2006 - Imergent/StoresOnline Ordered to Cease and Desist
August 15, 2006 - Utah Investor loses $14,781 in "Advanced Fee" Loan Scheme
August 15, 2006 - Three Utah Investors lose over $550,000 in Computer Store Scam
August 14, 2006 - Fake Utah Broker takes $25,000 From Texas Victim in Oil Scam
August 11, 2006 - State Agrees to Preliminary Injunction
August 8, 2006 - Father and Son take $295,800 from Investor in Cable Scam
August 3, 2006 - Cache County Couple Bilks $596,000 in Fake Stock Scam
July 25, 2006 - Ex-Con Faces Criminal Charges for taking $50k from Utah Investor
July 20, 2006 - Commerce Lodges $750,000 Citation against "Learning on Location"
July 17, 2006 - Seven Utahns Lose Money in Two Nightclub-Restaurant Schemes
July 7, 2006 - Consumer Protection issues Citation against Gym Billing Company
July 5, 2006 - Securities Division aids National Investigation netting $25 Million
June 30, 2006 - Multilevel Promoters Charged with Securities Fraud
June 29, 2006 - Commerce Appoints New Real Estate and Securities Board Members
June 13, 2006 - Father & Son Face Felony Charges for AutoRama Securities Scam
June 7, 2006 - Settlement Reached with Hoodiaforfree and UltraLife Fitness, Inc.
May 22, 2006 - Settlement Announced in Gold's Gym Case
May 19, 2006 - Commerce Announces New Public Information Officer Appointment
March 30, 2006 - National Search for CCS Director
March 15, 2006 - Commerce Deputy Named along with Consumer Protection Director