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New Jersey Student Loan Borrowers to Receive More than $60 Million in Relief from Settlement with Navient Corp. in State’s Lawsuit Alleging Deceptive, Misleading Tactics

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Ridgewood NJ,  Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and the Division of Consumer Affairs today announced that New Jersey student loan borrowers will receive over $60 million in relief from a settlement with Navient Corp. and its subsidiary Navient Solutions LLC (Navient) that resolves a 2020 lawsuit filed by the State against the student loan servicing giant. The State’s lawsuit alleged that Navient engaged in unconscionable commercial practices, deceptive conduct, and misrepresentations when servicing thousands of New Jersey consumers’ student loans over the past decade – boosting company profits at the expense of struggling borrowers.

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NJ Attorney General Warns Against Price Gouging and Other Disaster-Related Fraud in the Wake of Tropical Storm Ida

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Ridgewood NJ, Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and the Division of Consumer Affairs (“the Division”) today alerted residents to beware of price gouging and consumer fraud following Governor Murphy’s declaration of a State of Emergency related to Tropical Storm Ida.

“New Jerseyans recovering from the after-effects of Hurricane Ida should not be faced with price gouging from those who try to take advantage of tragedy and uncertainty,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “We will do everything we can to combat this unfair and illegal practice.”

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NJ Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal Issues Black Friday Warning of Unprecedented Levels of Cyber Crime and Online Fraud

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Ridgewood NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs today are warning consumers to be on the lookout for new scams and a slew of cyber-attacks targeting shoppers as the holiday shopping season kicks off, primarily online.

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NJ Attorney General Demands State Board of Chiropractic Examiners Reconsider Decision Reinstating License of Convicted Paramus Child Sexual Predator

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Paramus NJ,  Taking action to protect the public from a potentially dangerous child sexual predator, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs today filed a motion with the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners (“the Board”) seeking reconsideration of the Board’s decision to allow reinstatement of the license of a Megan’s Law child sex offender. The Division is also instituting new protocols ensuring notice to the Attorney General and victims when a professional board is considering reinstating a revoked license.

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Ridgewood Water : Protect our Groundwater and properly dispose of unwanted medication

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Water encourages all residents to protect our Groundwater and properly dispose of unwanted medication. Scientists have expressed concerns about the effects of medications being released into the water supplies after having been flushed down the toilet or poured down the sink. Source: NJ Division of Consumer Affairs. For more information and a list of Project Medicine Drop :

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NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Warn Flood Victims to Beware of Price Gouging and Other Disaster-Related Fraud During State of Emergency

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Newark NJ,  The Office of the Attorney General and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today warned residents in flood-ravaged New Jersey communities in Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Passaic counties to beware of price gouging and other disaster-related consumer fraud in the aftermath of this week’s torrential rains.

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