State Government Press Releases

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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...
You have just sat down to dinner and the phone rings. You jump up to answer it, only to find out that the caller on the other end is a telemarketer. Whether the calls are annoying, offensive, or potentially fraudulent, you can stop telemarketers. As part of National Consumer Protection Week,
The Office of Attorney General was notified today that Cinderella's Bridal Salon, in West Warwick, filed a petition for receivership in Washington County Superior Court, seeking protection from creditors. The Office has been in initial contact with the court appointed receiver, Matthew...
As New England fans prepare to cheer the Patriots to victory in Super Bowl XLVI, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is urging consumers to avoid possible Super Bowl scams. "Super Bowl tickets and travel packages to Indy are extremely coveted – loyal New England fans are willing to pay a...
Whether it's out of the goodness of your heart or you are looking for a tax break, many people donate to charities this time of year. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin recommends that consumers be cautious when making charitable donations to ensure they are not a victim of fraud and to choose...
More and more people are turning to the Internet to do their holiday shopping. Online shopping has its benefits – no traffic jams, no long lines, no holiday songs getting stuck in your head – but it also has dangers. With the increase in online shopping, there has been a significant increase in...
The holiday shopping season officially kicks off the day after Thanksgiving with Black Friday, and many Rhode Islanders will be looking for the perfect gift at a great price. Hoping to cash in on the holiday shopping season and close out the year with a profit, many retailers offer shoppers deep...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is warning Rhode Island residents to be wary of price gouging and other possible scams in the wake of Hurricane Irene. “Although the impact of the storm was less severe than anticipated, there are still many Rhode Islanders without power or who sustained...