State Government Press Releases

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01/09/2015
Thanks to a heads-up from savvy and smart consumers who recognized it as a scam and alerted the Consumer Protection Unit, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is warning all consumers to be on high alert for phone calls from individuals claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)...
12/30/2014
Scam Artists Demand Payment in Lieu of Being Arrested After a consumer presented himself at the Office of Attorney General concerned there was a warrant out for his arrest, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is warning consumers to be aware of a new scam by someone claiming to be from the "...
12/30/2014
If your New Year's resolution is to slim down and exercise more, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin reminds Rhode Islanders to exercise good consumer protection when choosing a health club facility. "In a rush to follow through on resolutions to get fit and healthy, many consumers don't take...
12/19/2014
State to Receive Approximately $200,000 from Settlements Consumers Eligible for Refunds and Debt Forgiveness Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that the Rhode Island Office of Attorney General along with the Attorneys General of the other 49 States and the...
12/16/2014
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, scam artists are back at it trying to con Rhode Island businesses out of hundreds of dollars under the false pretense of an overdue National Grid payment. In recent days, the Office of Attorney General has been contacted by at least two small...
11/25/2014
As the holiday season quickly approaches, Black Friday and Cyber Monday traditionally two of the busiest shopping days of the year are right around the corner. Whether you're lining up outside a store or logging on to your computer to find the best deals, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is...
11/24/2014
After receiving multiple calls from consumers as well as the owner of a local computer repair business, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is warning Rhode Islanders about the latest scam targeting your computer and your bank account. Known as the "Windows Support Scam" or "Tech Support Scam,"...
11/12/2014
With a spike in consumer complaints coming into the office within the past day, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is warning Rhode Islanders to be on the lookout for the latest "IRS phone scam" to hit the area. According to some estimates, consumers across the country have reported more than $8...
10/06/2014
After learning of a JPMorgan Chase data breach affecting approximately 76 million households and 7 million small businesses, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is confirming a multi-state investigation by attorneys general into the breach. Attorney General Kilmartin has sent a letter to...
09/29/2014
After receiving an influx of consumer reports regarding unsolicited phone calls from individuals pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Attorney General Kilmartin is once again warning Rhode Islanders to be wary of potential scams. Individuals are contacting taxpayers by...