State Government Press Releases

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Rhode Island Consumers Expected to Receive up to $254,000 in Compensation Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, along with 54 attorneys general in other states, districts and U.S. territories, announced today that an antitrust settlement has been reached with three of the largest book publishers in...
With the Consumer Protection Unit receiving multiple complaints in the past two days, Attorney General Kilmartin is warning consumers of the latest scam to hit the area: consumers have reported receiving text messages offering free Walmart, Target and other consumer store gift cards. The link in...
After learning of new and recent attempts to defraud Rhode Islanders, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has issued a warning about a resurgence of the "Grandma Scam." This scam targets the elderly and usually starts with a phone call a con artist poses as a grandchild in urgent need of money.
With a spike in complaints to the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has issued a warning about a new phony billing scheme. In this scam that targets businesses, nonprofits and municipal agencies, phony invoices from a company called "UST Development, Inc.
Seeing a spike in reports of a new and dangerous malware program infecting computers nationwide, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today warned computer users of a dangerous new "ransomware" named "Reveton." Reveton lures the victim to a "drive-by download website," at which time the...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced the Federal Trade Commission, Rhode Island, 43 other states and the District of Columbia, filed settlements today with Skechers USA, Inc., the makers of Shape-Ups, Tone-Ups and the Skechers Resistance Runner athletic shoes. Under these...
It's the time of year when thousands of high school and college students seek summer employment, and more than ever before students are looking for jobs online through sites like Craigs List, indeed.com and citysitter.com. While it's easy to upload your resume and download an application,...
It's the time of year when thousands of high school and college students seek summer employment, and more than ever before students are looking for jobs online through sites like Craigs List, indeed.com and citysitter.com. While it's easy to upload your resume and download an application,...
Many of us remember when it was common to have a door-to-door salesperson knock at our front door and offer products for sale. Today, however, responding to door-to-door sales pitches is riskier and requires common sense and caution. At this time of year, it is not uncommon to have individuals...
As a result of a case of attempted identity theft of ABC reporter Mark Curtis, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is warning consumers in Rhode Island of a serious new scam perpetrated on www.craigslist.org. As reported by Mark Curtis, scam artists are posting fake rental properties on...