State Government Press Releases

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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...
07/31/2014
Acting on information that Rhode Island consumers are once again being targeted by a phone scam involving the IRS, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin renewed efforts to warn Rhode Islanders and share information on what to look for and how to avoid being scammed. In this most recent wave of...
07/11/2014
Consumers who purchased computers, printers, video game consoles or other electronic devices with DRAM memory may be eligible for money from settlementsAttorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is letting Rhode Island consumers know that time is running out to file a claim in the $310...
07/08/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is joining the U.S. Department of Defense, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other state and federal organizations, as well as military support groups and private sector groups to celebrate Military Consumer Protection Day on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. A...
06/27/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and National Grid are warning Rhode Islanders that reports of a persistent utility billing scam have once again resurfaced in the area. Consumer warnings have been issued several times previously when reports of similar scams spiked; however, con artists...
06/19/2014
Seeing a spike in the last week of consumer calls regarding unsolicited phone calls from individuals pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is reminding all Rhode Islanders that the IRS does not contact individual taxpayers via telephone or...
05/21/2014
After receiving notification of a cyberattack targeting eBay, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is warning Rhode Islanders to review their accounts for suspicious activity. "Although information about this data breach is still developing, I am urging eBay users to immediately change their...
05/20/2014
After receiving multiple reports of "robo calls" targeting Rhode Island debit card holders, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is warning consumers of the latest scam attempting to steal debit card and bank account information. The scam works like this: consumers receive an automated call, or "...