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NC Attorney General Josh Stein Fights to Protect People from Evictions

RALEIGH -- For Immediate Release: North Carolina Attorney General Office Friday, June 11, 2021. (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Alabama Assoc. of Realtors v. HHS, supporting the order by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that prohibits evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic to help stop the spread of the disease.
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Attorney General Josh Stein Encourages NC Students to Fill Out their FAFSA Forms

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein's Office For Immediate Release: Friday, June 11, 2021. (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today encouraged high school and college students in North Carolina to complete their FAFSA forms and be considered for federal student aid, including grants, scholarships, and loans. FAFSA forms are due on June 30, 2021.
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Attorney General Josh Stein talks about protecting consumers: 2 Wants to Know

GREENSBORO, N.C. — HOW CAN I STOP ROBOCALLERS?. In 2020, the Consumer Protection Division of the North Carolina Department of Justice received 31,019 consumer complaints. More than 10,000 of them were robocall and do not call complaints. Since so many scams originate through robocalls, Attorney General Josh Stein created the Robocall Report Task Force and asked North Carolinians to report robocallers through a detailed web form ( and dedicated robo-report hotline (1-844-8-NO-ROBO). While robocalls and illegal telemarketing calls can be hard to track down and stop, these robocall reports help them identify patterns in scams that they can use to warn consumers about and help them work with state and federal partners to identify technological solutions to stop people from getting these calls.
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Attorney General Josh Stein: Please do not hoard gas

GREENSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina’s price gouging law is in effect following the temporary shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline. It means that you can now report or make a complaint with the state about a business if they’re charging too much in times of a crisis including gas stations. The state will then investigate the complaint and work to get a refund.
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AG Josh Stein to Facebook: Instagram Kids is dangerous for our children

RALEIGH, N.C. — Attorney General Josh Stein urged Facebook to abandon its plans to launch a version of Instagram for children under 13, citing serious concerns about the harm that social media poses for young people. “Launching a version of Instagram for young children is a terrible idea,” said Attorney...

Josh Stein: Don’t fall for fake vaccine cards

More than 3 million North Carolinians are now fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. This is a remarkable step forward in our fight against the pandemic, and soon we can begin safely returning to our lives. But scammers have used the pandemic as an excuse to take advantage of people for the past year, and they’re still at it. The next fight against COVID-19 vaccine scams is stopping the spread and use of false vaccine cards.

Josh Stein picks government interests over free speech

A recent Carolina Journal story detailed Attorney General Josh Stein’s fight for school administrators to retain sweeping powers to regulate and punish North Carolina public school students for disfavored speech that occurs off-campus. Stein filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to “preserve schools’ ability to address cyberbullying...

Read Attorney General Josh Stein's top five consumer tips

Our office has seen thousands of consumer complaints during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the FTC, scam reports skyrocketed last year, especially among older Americans. Fear and confusion around the coronavirus, stimulus payments, vaccines, and testing led to new angles for scammers to steal North Carolinians’ hard-earned money. During National Consumer Protection Week, our office is sharing information about how to avoid these scams.

What happens if Josh Stein is elected to the US Senate

RALEIGH — Attorney General Josh Stein would seem to be the ideal candidate for North Carolina Democrats to choose for the U.S. Senate race in 2022. But Stein, narrowly elected again in his second term for the state’s top prosecutorial job, is seen as more likely to follow predecessors Mike Easley and Roy Cooper and run for governor in 2024. The AG-to-governor route is well-worn for ambitious state Democrats.
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NC Attorney General Josh Stein announces $573 million settlement with consulting firm involved in opioid pandemic, NC to get $19 million

RALEIGH — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced a $573 million settlement with consulting firm McKinsey & Company for its role in boosting the sale of opioids. The settlement, announced Feb. 4, includes the other 49 states, the District of Columbia and territories. North Carolina will receive roughly $19...