State Government Press Releases

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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 "...
04/07/2014
After receiving a call from Senator Frank S. Lombardi about constituents who had received scam phone calls, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has issued a warning about a resurgence of the "grandparent scam." This scam targets the elderly and usually starts with a phone call a con artist...
03/20/2014
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Director of Health, Michael Fine, MD, are warning the public of a possible scam in which individuals, primarily women, are being called by a "medical compensation company" or "the state department of health" asking about recent surgeries and other personal...
01/28/2014
Although today is National Data Privacy Day, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin reminds all Rhode Islanders that it is important to take steps to protect your privacy online every day. "Our computers, mobile devices and gaming stations can store and send large amounts of personal information...
01/14/2014
Kilmartin Also Urges Target Customers to Take Advantage of Free Credit Monitoring in Wake of Data Breach Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office has officially joined with fellow attorneys general nationwide in a multistate investigation into the scope of the...