State Government Press Releases

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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...
At the request of Cox Communications, the Office of Attorney General is reminding the public that it is against federal law to disable, tamper or remove generators that are connected to broadband and communication networks. Cox has reported instances where generators have been removed or...
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin issued an advisory today warning consumers to be cautious of fraudulent online vehicle sales and false claims of vehicle protection programs. According to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), numerous complaints nationwide of fraudulent vehicle sales...