State Government Press Releases

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06/16/2011
Attorney General Kilmartin today warned consumers to take precautions when using “illuminating fuels” in firepots and tiki torches, and to add fuel only when the vessel is “cool to the touch.” The warning came after the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced it had initiated an...
06/09/2011
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today warned consumers that Citibank was victim of a security breach in which the company has confirmed that customer name, account and contact information – including email - was compromised. A hacking attack of around 210,000 customers in Citibank...
05/24/2011
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin reminds Rhode Island consumers to file a claim with DIRECTV before the June 9, 2011 deadline to receive restitution as part of a multistate settlement with DIRECTV. As previously announced by 47 states and the District of Columbia in December 2010, DIRECTV...
05/11/2011
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin issued a consumer alert today warning consumers who used ATM/Debit cards at Michaels Stores that their personal information may have been stolen. Michaels Stores has just released information revealing that consumers' debit card information, including their...
05/06/2011
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined several Attorneys General in approving a settlement agreement with Hollywood Entertainment Corporation/Movie Gallery, Inc. dba Hollywood Video and Movie Gallery, resolving allegations of improper third-party debt collection practices. The problems...
04/28/2011
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin warns consumers of potential identity theft related to a security breach at Sony that occurred between April 17 and April 19. According to Sony, personal information of more than 77 million users worldwide has been compromised when the system was hacked into...
04/12/2011
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined attorneys general of 34 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, in objecting to a proposed settlement of a private, class-action lawsuit against Direct Buy, Inc., citing no real benefit to consumers. Attorney General...
04/06/2011
In response to the growing list of companies impacted by a security breach at Epsilon Data Management, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is urging Rhode Island consumers to screen e-mails carefully and not to respond to requests for personal or account information, including login names or...
03/31/2011
Small businesses nationwide are eligible for refunds stemming from Washington Attorney General’s lawsuit Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin wants Rhode Island businesses to know they may be owed money if they paid a Washington-based company that sold search-engine optimization, shopping cart...
03/17/2011
In response to Japan’s recent massive earthquake and tsunami, many Rhode Islanders are eager to help victims by donating to one of the many relief efforts that have been announced. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is advising consumers to be cautious when donating to relief efforts to ensure...