State Government Press Releases

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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 credits...
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 "...
12/30/2014
If your New Year's resolution is to slim down and exercise more, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin reminds Rhode Islanders to exercise good consumer protection when choosing a health club facility. "In a rush to follow through on resolutions to get fit and healthy, many consumers don't take...
12/19/2014
State to Receive Approximately $200,000 from Settlements Consumers Eligible for Refunds and Debt Forgiveness Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that the Rhode Island Office of Attorney General along with the Attorneys General of the other 49 States and the...
12/16/2014
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, scam artists are back at it trying to con Rhode Island businesses out of hundreds of dollars under the false pretense of an overdue National Grid payment. In recent days, the Office of Attorney General has been contacted by at least two small...
11/25/2014
As the holiday season quickly approaches, Black Friday and Cyber Monday traditionally two of the busiest shopping days of the year are right around the corner. Whether you're lining up outside a store or logging on to your computer to find the best deals, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is...