2020 Press Releases

SCAM ALERT: Veterans Targeted by Fraudsters Posing as Government

December 21, 2020
[Salt Lake City] — A new scam targeting military veterans and their families emerged recently in Utah. The Utah Division…

Record Fine Levied by Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing for Worker Misclassification and Unlicensed Hiring

December 16, 2020
[Salt Lake City] — A stipulation including a fine of $1,147,000 for worker misclassification and unlicensed hiring was levied by…

Utah Finalizes Investigation and Settlement with Mortgage Servicer Nationstar

December 8, 2020
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — The State of Utah, in coordination with dozens of state and federal government partners, announced…

Utah Apple iPhone Performance Management Complaint Filed

November 23, 2020
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Utah Department of Commerce Announces Settlement With Apple Over iPhone Throttling

November 23, 2020
[Salt Lake City] — The Utah Department of Commerce’s Division of Consumer Protection, along with a coalition of over 30…

Utah Department of Commerce Warns of Social Media Coronavirus Relief Scam

October 23, 2020
[Salt Lake City] — The Utah Department of Commerce and the Division of Consumer Protection urgently warn Utahns of a…

Utah Department of Commerce Announces Debt Relief Settlement for Former ITT Students who Received “PEAKS” Loans

September 15, 2020
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Department of Commerce Announces Departure of Securities Director, Appointment of New Acting Director

August 27, 2020
[Salt Lake City] — Chris Parker, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce announced the appointment of Jason Sterzer…

Department of Commerce Announces Sanctions Against Broker for Unauthorized Use of Client Trust Money

August 21, 2020
[Salt Lake City] — The Utah Department of Commerce today announced a settlement involving disciplinary action against Bruce Armstrong, a…

Utah Department of Commerce and Investment Industry Collaborate to Halt Fraud Targeting a Vulnerable Adult

August 3, 2020
[Salt Lake City] — The Utah Department of Commerce’s Division of Securities, with help from an alert securities professional, recently…