State Government Press Releases

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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...
01/10/2014
Rhode Island Courts do NOT send notifications to appear via email Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is warning Rhode Islanders of the latest scam to hit the area where people receive an email informing them that they are ordered to appear in court. The fraudulent email with the...
01/06/2014
For many people, getting fit in the New Year is a top resolution, and that includes joining a health club or gym. However, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is warning consumers to read the fine print on your gym membership before signing on the dotted line so that you get a good workout…but...
12/20/2013
Less than a week before Christmas, reports that the scam where individuals posing as a representative from National Grid demanding immediate payment to avoid service shutoff has returned said Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and National Grid. The Consumer Protection Unit of the Office of...
12/19/2013
Up to 40 Million Consumers who Shopped at Target from November 27th to December 15th Impacted With the news that up to 40 million consumers nationwide may have had their debit and credit card information compromised due to a security breach at Target in their U.S. stores from November 27...
10/21/2013
With the Boston Red Sox heading back to World Series, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is warning fans to use caution when purchasing tickets or booking travel for the Fall Classic. "Excitement over the Red Sox' redemption season and the team's first World Series appearance since 2007 have...
09/12/2013
The Rhode Island Attorney General's Consumer Protection Unit has received several calls from consumers regarding a possible "car wrap" scam. A car wrap is when a car is "wrapped" to advertise a company, a product or a logo. In return, the company pays the owner of the car for advertising. There...