State Government Press Releases

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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...
07/15/2011
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin alerted consumers today to a recall by Chrysler on some Dodge Ram truck models. The left tie rod ball stud on some models may fracture resulting in potential loss of directional stability in the left front wheel, increasing the risk of a crash. The condition...
07/07/2011
With the summer travel season in full swing, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin wants everyone who may stay in a hotel or motel this summer to be aware of a new scam being used to steal from travelers. Scammers hack into hotel switchboards, dial guests directly and request their credit card...
06/23/2011
As an update to Attorney General Kilmartin's consumer alert last week warning the public of the dangers associated with gel fuels and firepots, the United States Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Napa Home and Garden, announced a voluntary recall of the following...
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...