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NEWS & MEDIA - FLDFS CONSUMER ALERTS
 

Issue Date

Title

08/04/2004

CFO GALLAGHER RENEWS WARNING: FLORIDIANS MUST BE VIGILANT AGAINST BOGUS INSURANCE OFFERS

08/25/2004

NEW VOICE MAIL STOCK TIP SCAM IS WORTHLESS OFFER

07/17/2004

CFO GALLAGHER OFFERS CONSUMER TIPS TO HELP CONTROL HEALTH CARE COSTS

10/08/2004

*GALLAGHER URGES HOMEOWNERS TO DO HOMEWORK, READ FINE PRINT BEFORE SIGNING HOME REPAIR CONTRACT*

01/13/2006

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Urges Spanish-speaking Floridians to Watch Tax Assistance Broadcast

02/02/2007

CFO Sink Announces Storm Line Activated, DFS and State Fire Marshal’s Office Coordinating Assistance

05/18/2004

*BETTING THE RANCH: RISKING YOUR HOME TO BUY SECURITIES*

01/30/2007

CFO Sink Encourages Floridians to Learn More about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

06/10/2005

*hmos, Health Insurance Companies to Be Flexible on Prescription Refills*

12/11/2006

Gallagher Provides Floridians with Holiday Fire Safety Tips

03/23/2007

Vanguard Fire & Casualty Ordered into Liquidation

09/13/2005

Gallagher Advierte Que Se Cuiden De Los Nuevos Trucos Que Existen Para Robarle Su Identidad

10/06/2005

Gallagher Urges Floridians to Check out a Used Car’s History before Buying

11/03/2004

*TAKE THESE STEPS TO AVOID ONLINE AUCTION FRAUD*

02/21/2006

Gallagher Renews Call for Tougher Meth Legislation

02/24/2006

News Reports Highlight Success of Unclaimed Property Program

09/13/2005

Gallagher Warns about New Identity Theft Scam

06/07/2007

CFO Sink Announces Arrests in Identity Theft Scam

02/17/2006

Mediation to Resolve Insurance Disputes Available to 2005 Storm Victims

02/27/2007

CFO Sink and Commissioner Bronson Announce “conversations on Climate Change”

06/28/2005

Gallagher Urges Floridians to Celebrate Safely on July 4

02/14/2007

CFO Alex Sink Announces General Milligan as Insurance Consumer Advocate

12/14/2005

Gallagher Warns Floridians of New Scam to Steal Cash and Securities Via Password Theft

10/03/2006

Florida Cabinet Designates Fire Prevention Week, Honors Youth Who Saved Woman from Home Fire

05/27/2005

Gallagher: Consider Options for Insuring Vacation

03/01/2005

* BEWARE OF PROMISES OF FAST CASH THIS TAX SEASON *

06/29/2005

Gallagher: Beware of Financial Scams Targeting Religious and Community Groups

03/23/2005

*GALLAGHER REMINDS FLORIDIANS THAT BLUE TARP REPLACEMENT IS A COVERED REPAIR UNDER HOMEOWNERS POLICIES *

06/29/2005

Gallagher: Tenga Cuidado Con Las Estafas Financieras Que Atacan a Grupos Religiosos Y Comunitarios.

12/20/2005

Gallagher Urges Floridians in Hurricane-impacted Areas to Take Advantage of Special Tax Relief

02/21/2007

Governor Crist and Chief Financial Officer Sink Seek Best Practices for Efficient Government

04/02/2007

CFO Sink and Commissioner Bronson Announce “Conversations on Climate Change” Web Site

02/19/2007

CFO Sink Announces Unclaimed Property Bureau Set to Return $150 Million

12/09/2005

Gallagher Issues Holiday Fire Safety Tips

07/27/2005

Beware of Unlicensed Entity Selling Homeowners Insurance

07/07/2005

Gallagher Says Hmos, Health Insurance Companies Will Be Flexible on Prescription Refills

08/26/2005

Dealing with Hurricanes: Tips for Insurance Consumers

09/26/2006

Bogus Letter Touts Non-existent Prize and a Worthless Check

04/09/2004

*BEWARE OF TRANSFER FUND SCAMS*

02/02/2007

CFO Sink, Touring Storm-hit Area, Provides Update on Search Efforts, Location of Consumer Assistance Sites

07/25/2005

Self-employed Floridians Qualify for Guaranteed-issue Health Coverage during August

01/31/2006

Gallagher Applauds New Rule to Prevent Discrimination

04/12/2005

* GALLAGHER ANNOUNCES STATE AUTHORIZATION OF DISCOUNT MEDICAL PLANS NOW REQUIRED*

08/18/2005

Gallagher Announces Arrests of 10 in Staged Crash Ring

06/01/2005

*FREE ANNUAL CREDIT REPORTS AND CREDIT REPAIR*

07/27/2005

Tenga Cuidado Con Entidades Que Puedan Ofrecerle Seguro Para Su Casa Que No Estan Licenciadas

10/27/2006

Gallagher Issues Emergency Orders against Ohio Firm, Agent for Scamming Florida Seniors

03/05/2007

CFO Alex Sink and General Milligan, Insurance Consumer Advocate, Unveil New Website for Floridians

05/24/2004

*TRAVEL INSURANCE: THE VACATION RAINCHECK*

11/01/2005

Aviso Para Los Consumidores - La Ley Que Require El Pago De Un Deducible Durante La Temporada De Huracanes Benificiará a Las Víctimas Afectadas Por Mas De Un Huracán

05/16/2007

CFO Sink Announces Formation of Citizens Task Force on Claims Handling and Resolution

04/23/2007

CFO Sink: after Reorganization, My Safe Florida Home Program Resumes Free Wind Inspections Statewide

11/01/2005

***consumer Alert *** New Single Hurricane Deductible Law May Assist Victims of Multiple Hurricanes This Season

01/24/2006

Gallagher Announces Reforms to Help Protect and Prepare Floridians for Catastrophes

06/20/2006

CFO Gallagher Releases Annual Top 10 Fraud List

02/03/2006

Gallagher Announces New Resource, Legislative Remedies to Fight Insurance Fraud

01/30/2008

CFO Sink Encourages Floridians to Be More Engaged in Local Decisions about Their Tax Dollars

03/18/2008

CFO Sink Works with Florida Senate on Legislation to Increase Penalties on Annuity Fraud

12/06/2013

Undercover Investigation Leads to Nine Arrests for Workers Compensation Fraud

11/14/2008

CFO Sink, AARP Team up to Find Greater Protections for Senior Investors in Florida

12/30/2008

CFO Sink Offers Money-saving New Year’s Resolutions for Florida Families

03/18/2014

Consumer Alert: Virtual Currencies

02/27/2012

Consumer Alert: Dangers of a Low Interest Rate Market

03/25/2008

CFO Sink Designates April as Financial Literacy Month

05/29/2014

Consumer Alert: Investment Best Practices

12/05/2007

CFO Sink Issues Immediate Final Order to N.J.-based National Trade Business Alliance of America, Affiliates

10/19/2007

CFO Sink Activates Storm Line for Tornado Victims

07/17/2007

Consumer Alert: CFO Sink Warns of Bogus Lottery, Check Scam

03/26/2008

CFO Sink: Millions of Floridians Eligible for Federal Economic Stimulus, but Only If They File

06/13/2014

CFO Jeff Atwater Applauds Governor Scott for Signing Legislation Creating Homeowner Claims Bill of Rights

03/09/2012

Consumer Alert: Protecting Yourself from Ponzi Schemes

07/22/2008

Going Once, Going Twice, Sold! CFO Sink to Auction Lost Treasure in Tampa Bay

01/26/2009

CFO Sink Investigates St. Petersburg Funeral Home after Receiving Disturbing Complaints

10/07/2008

CFO Sink, State Attorney Mark Ober Meet with Seniors Devastated by Financial Fraud

12/17/2008

State Fire Marshal Alex Sink Issues Holiday Fire Safety Precautions

08/25/2011

OFR - Top Ten Investor Traps

02/24/2009

CFO Sink Urges Fiscal Responsibility and Offers Help as Part of Florida Saves Week

06/07/2011

Consumer Alert: Consumers Should be Wary of Unlicensed Payday Lenders Doing Business Online

08/01/2008

CFO Sink Urges Self-employed to Buy, Review Health Insurance Coverage during August Open Enrollment

08/15/2008

CFO Sink Creates “Financial Action Team”

07/21/2009

Consumer Alert: CFO Sink Warns of Fraudulent Email Seeking Personal Data

05/31/2012

Consumer Alert: Be Aware of Phishing Scams

05/12/2014

Consumer Alert: Precious Metals Investing

01/04/2008

Dozens of Floridians Accused of Fraudulently Obtaining Driver Licenses, Risking National Security

11/07/2008

CFO Sink Launches ‘florida Housing Help’ Web Site

07/23/2012

Consumer Alert: Beware of Advance Fee Loan Scams

03/14/2013

Consumer Alert: Florida Office of Financial Regulation Warns Florida Investors About Possible Fraud with Online, Overseas Investments

02/03/2009

Thousands of Floridians Now Safer from Storms Due to Innovative Home-Hardening Program

08/05/2013

Florida Attorney General, Chief Financial Officer and Office of Financial Regulation Warn Floridians to Be Wary of Buying or Selling Pensions

09/30/2008

CFO Sink Creates ‘Safeguard Our Seniors’ Task Force

10/05/2007

Statement from CFO Sink on Passage of No-Fault Reform

06/07/2011

CONSUMERS SHOULD BE WARY OF UNLICENSED PAYDAY LENDERS DOING BUSINESS ONLINE

04/09/2014

Consumer Alert: Prohibited Debt Collection Practices

06/23/2008

Over 365,000 Florida Homeowners Served, My Safe Florida Home Program Approaching Goals

06/30/2011

THE FLORIDA OFFICE OF FINANCIAL REGULATION CAUTIONS RETAIL INVESTORS ABOUT EXCHANGE-TRADED FUNDS

08/18/2008

CFO Sink Urges Floridians to Prepare for Tropical Storm Fay

04/12/2013

Consumer Alert: Florida Office of Financial Regulation Issues Emergency Order to Cease and Desist and Suspend the License for Two Money Transmitters

07/01/2008

CFO Sink and Emergency Managers Urge Fireworks Safety This Fourth of July

09/06/2007

CFO Sink Adds Link to Myfloridacfo.com to Guide Floridians on Equity Indexed Annuities

11/26/2008

Update: CFO Sink’s Call for Additional Information Results in New Charges for Jenson Beach Pastor, $500,000 Additional Bond

01/30/2009

CFO Sink Urges Floridians to Claim Valuable Tax Credit

10/09/2008

Survey Shows That Rising Energy Costs Could Lead to More Home Fires, Deaths and Injuries

02/17/2009

CFO Sink Announces Legislation to Help Safeguard Florida Seniors

02/26/2008

CFO Sink Designates Florida Saves Week, Feb. 24th – Mar. 2nd

05/11/2009

INVESTIGATE BEFORE YOU INVEST: Florida Office of Financial Regulation Offers Extensive Background Information on Stockbrokers and Investment Advisers

05/04/2012

Consumer Alert: Beware of Social Networking Stock Scams

06/24/2008

CFO Sink Reminds Floridians Most Homeowners Policies Do Not Cover Flood Damages

01/01/2009

CFO Sink Warns Annuity Fraudsters: Tougher Laws Now on the Books

09/30/2008

Leon County Judge Orders Md Medicare Choice into Receivership for Purposes of Liquidation

11/19/2014

Consumer Alert: Common Investment Scam Red Flags

09/19/2014

Consumer Alert: Pervasive IRS Collection Scam

08/12/2014

Consumer Alert: Unlicensed Payday Lenders

12/16/2014

Consumer Alert: Advance Fee Loan Scams

06/19/2014

Consumer Alert: Unauthorized Use of OFR Branding

07/22/2014

Consumer Alert: Disaster-Related Financial Scams

10/01/2014

Consumer Alert: Unauthorized Use of OFR Information & Branding

10/15/2014

Consumer Alert: Counterfeit Check Scam

09/17/2014

Consumer Alert: Update on Virtual Currency