State Government Press Releases

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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...
03/09/2011
Most consumers are clued in to phishing attempts sent to their personal email accounts. We learned to disregard messages that say they’re from our bank or credit card company that ask us for personal information or tell us to click on a link. “Phishing” is an attempt to acquire personal...
03/08/2011
As part of National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin reminds men and women who serve in our military of the consumer protections and rights for themselves and their families. “Today’s military families face many common consumer challenges as well as the additional...
03/04/2011
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin joined Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian at a press conference today to kick off National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW). To recognize the 13th Annual NCPW, the Attorney General is hosting consumer education and awareness events through the week, including “shred-a-...