State Government Press Releases

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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-...
02/08/2011
The Office of Attorney General notified Brian Gosselin, owner of Extreme Fitness health club facility, located at 471 Atwood Avenue in Cranston, of a 30-day suspension of registration for filing false documentation from the Cranston Fire Department. Extreme Fitness may not operate or charge...
02/07/2011
Today JP Morgan Chase Bank announced that it is restoring a voluntary program to defer student loan payments by all active duty service men and women. This means that if a serviceman or woman has student loan payments due to Chase Bank, they may defer all of their payments while they are on...
01/28/2011
With school vacation right around the corner and families looking for great deals to fill the time, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin warns consumers not to be fooled by offers of free or greatly discounted vacations. “February school vacation is a great time to play in the snow but it’s a bad...
01/28/2011
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), today announced a voluntary recall of Propane (LP) Gas manufactured by Aux Sable Liquid Products and sold in portable cylinders and delivered to storage tanks. Some of this...