State Government Press Releases

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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...
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...