State Government Press Releases

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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...
06/26/2013
After receiving several calls from consumers complaining about unsolicited telephone calls offering free medical alert services, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is warning consumers to not be fooled by this scam. In some situations, consumers receive a recorded message that tells them a...
06/12/2013
Summer vacation is right around the corner and people are on the lookout for last-minute vacation rental deals. Appropriately nicknamed the "Ocean State," Rhode Island has over 400 miles of scenic beaches and the market for local seaside rentals is booming. However, Attorney General Peter F....
04/18/2013
Whether it is roof repairs, painting, yard work, chimney repair, paving or other home repair projects, spring is here and many homeowners are tackling these projects now that the weather has started to warm up. But, before you agree to have any work done on your property, Attorney General Peter F.
With the AFC Divisional Championships this weekend and the Super Bowl just around the corner, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is warning Patriots fans of possible ticket scams. "With the divisional championship taking place on home turf, these are the hottest tickets in town right now,"...