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2004 Press Releases

NYC Health, Housing, and Consumer Affairs Departments Promote Lead-Safe Work Laws as Part of 'Healthy Homes' Campaign - December 13, 2004

Attention Holiday Shoppers! Know Your Rights & Protect Yourself from Illegal Gift Card Fees, Online Traps, and More - November 30, 2004

Consumer Affairs Closes the Curtain on Modeling Scam; Sues Operators to Collect Restitution and Owed Fines - November 23, 2004

City Officials Help Quitters Destroy 6,000 Packs of Cigarettes as Part of the Great American Smokeout - November 18, 2004

New Law Protects Immigrants from Unscrupulous Service Providers and Scams - November 9, 2004

DCA Continues Aggressive Enforcement of Illegal Fake Gun Sales and Reminds Parents to Be Vigilant This Halloween - October 25, 2004

DCA Gears Up for Winter Season; Inspects Heating Oil Delivery Trucks and Offers Tips to Homeowners - October 6, 2004

Consumer Protection Agencies Launch Online Consumer Campus Targeting City’s College Students - September 15, 2004

DCA Takes Supermarket Giant Gristedes to Task - Sues for Failure to Pay Fines and Repeat Violations - September 9, 2004

DCA Targets Unscrupulous Tow Companies; Seeks to Revoke Licenses of Three Companies for Repeat Violations and Overcharging Consumers - September 8, 2004

Brooklyn Car Dealership Pays $45,000 to Settle Charges of Deceptive and Misleading Ads -August 17, 2004

DCA Holds 2nd Annual Citywide 'Business Education Day' To Inform Businesses on Consumer Protection Laws - August 5, 2004

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Announces Initiative to Improve Licensing and Strengthen Organized Crime Investigation Unit at the Business Integrity Commission - July 16, 2004

Consumer Affairs Releases List of “Dirty Dealers” Who Have Had Their Tobacco License Revoked for Selling Repeatedly to Kids - July 13, 2004

City Targets Illegal Amusement Rides at Street Fairs and Block Parties to Ensure Safety This Summer - June 25, 2004

Consumer Affairs Subpoenas Debt Collection Agencies to Check Compliance With New Child Support Rules - June 22, 2004

Former Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro Keynotes NYC Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign’s Volunteer Recognition Lunch - June 4, 2004

New Yorkers Get the Real Skinny: Consumer Affairs Announces Agreement With Cremalita - May 26, 2004

DCA Sweeps Problem Fruit and Vegetable Stands - May 20, 2004

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Gretchen Dykstra Release Results of Citywide Illegal Sales Stings - April 16, 2004

Consumer Affairs Releases Preliminary Results of Tax Preparer Enforcement and Monitoring for 2004 Season - April 5, 2004

Car Dealerships Pay $100,000 to Settle Charges of Deceptive and Misleading Ads - April 02, 2004

Queens Car Dealerships Pay $60,000 and Agree to Clean Up Advertisements DCA Continues Monitoring Auto Ads Citywide - March 23, 2004
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Gretchen Dykstra Announce Initiative to Protect New Yorkers from Passover Overcharges - March 18, 2004
Queens Car Dealerships Pay $60,000 and Agree to Clean Up Advertisements DCA Continues Monitoring Auto Ads Citywide - March 23, 2004
DCA Commissioner Gretchen Dykstra Hand Delivers $15,000 Restitution Check to Staten Island Homeowner for Damage by an Unscrupulous Home Improvement Contractor - March 18, 2004
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Gretchen Dykstra Announce Settlement that Removes Nearly 2,000 Illegal Fake Guns from Stores - March 16, 2004
Consumer Affairs Announces Out-of-Town Tour Companies Now Required to Use Only Licensed Tour Guides - January 30, 2004
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Gretchen Dykstra Urge Eligible New Yorkers to File for the Earned Income Tax Credit - January 29, 2004