2014 Press Releases

2014 Year of Omni Channel Consumer who will make holiday purchases from Thanksgiving Day through CyberMonday in store, on mobile devices and online with some transactions happening simultaneously”, Utah Division of Consumer Protection offers tips to Grinch proof personal and financial information

November 18, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah ‐ Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Department of Commerce, announced today that the Utah…

Phony Internal Revenue Services phone calls continue to harrass Utahns demanding money, account information with threats of jail time and fines

September 25, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced today that the…

Utah Blaze ticket holders left empty handed after team cancels Arena Football League (AFL) 2014 season now eligible for refunds with Utah Division of Consumer Protection by filing claims before Septemeber 30, 2014.

September 9, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced today that the…

Division of Consumer Protection obtains Default Judgement against K-Street Advertising Inc., One Touch Media, LLC, Aaron Vincent Christner and Ryan Scott Jensen for $425K fine, and to permanent injunction from doing business in Utah.

September 8, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced today that the…

Consumers getting burned by Electronic Cigarette Companies says Division of Consumer Protection, Utah takes action against 3 marketers, issues Citations totaling $1.1M in state fines for violating consumer laws.

August 27, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced today that the…

Utah reaches $550M Joint State-Federal Settlement with SunTrust Mortgage Inc. over Mortgage Loan Origination, Servicing, and Foreclosure Abuses

June 17, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced today that the…

Oregon man ordered to pay $413K for defrauding Utah investors in elaborate foreign currency trading and Brazilian emerald selling schemes

May 29, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Securities Commission issued a Final Order against Jack Phillips, an Oregon resident, for…

Securities Commission approves first whistleblower award for $15K since S.B. 100 Securities Fraud Reporting Program Act passed in 2011

May 22, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Securities Commission announced today that Commission members approved the Commission’s first ever whistleblower…

Division of Consumer Protection reminds drivers to check out vehicles “bumper-to-bumper” before hitting road trips statewide this spring, summer

May 21, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah ‐ Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the UtahDepartment of Commerce, announced today that the Utah…

Division of Consumer Protection warns Utahns to watch for mudslide charity scams in the wake of massive Washington State Tragedy in Snohomish County

March 26, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah ‐ Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced today that the…