State Government Press Releases

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06/19/2015
Although Tax Season is over, scam artists are still ramping up efforts to defraud taxpayers. With an influx of complaints from local consumers including several employees of the Office of Attorney General Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is cautioning Rhode Islanders to be wary of calls...
06/01/2015
With the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announcing that criminals used stolen data to access tax return information on more than 100,000 accounts, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is warning Rhode Islanders to be vigilant in monitoring for suspicious activity. Reports have surfaced that...
05/08/2015
Thanks to a heads-up from a savvy consumer who recognized it as a scam, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is warning Rhode Islanders about a resurgence of the "tech support scam." In this recent twist on a persistent scam, consumers have been receiving unsolicited phone calls from individuals...
03/04/2015
With tax season in full swing, the "IRS Scam" seems to once again be targeting Rhode Islanders. "In the past two days our Consumer Protection Unit has received more than a dozen calls alerting us that the scam artists are back," said Attorney General Peter Kilmartin. According to alert consumers...
03/02/2015
AG to release daily video tips for consumers Every year, the Rhode Island Office of Attorney General's Consumer Protection Unit receives thousands of calls and emails from Rhode Islanders concerned about issues ranging from debt collectors to possible scams. For this year's National...
02/26/2015
With electronics retailer RadioShack filing for bankruptcy protection recently – and its subsequent announcement that it plans to close stores in Rhode Island in the coming weeks – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is advising consumers to use any gift cards, gift certificates or store...
02/11/2015
In a final attempt to find the owners of photographic negatives and customer proofs recovered from the long-shuttered Cohen Photography of Providence before court-approved destruction, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is urging anyone who may have utilized the services of Cohen Photography to...
02/10/2015
After learning of a data breach affecting nearly 80 million customers of insurer Anthem Inc., Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is warning Rhode Islanders who may be affected. Attorney General Kilmartin has sent a letter to Anthem Inc. asking for additional information about the breach and...
01/09/2015
Thanks to a heads-up from savvy and smart consumers who recognized it as a scam and alerted the Consumer Protection Unit, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is warning all consumers to be on high alert for phone calls from individuals claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)...
12/30/2014
Scam Artists Demand Payment in Lieu of Being Arrested After a consumer presented himself at the Office of Attorney General concerned there was a warrant out for his arrest, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is warning consumers to be aware of a new scam by someone claiming to be from the "...