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Consumer Advisory: Attorney General Kane issues warning on medical identify theft

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:38am
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane warns consumers about medical identity theft, a dangerous type of fraud which has grown significantly over the past two years.

PUC Offers Tips to Beat the Heat with #WaysToStayCool

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:39pm
s the weather forecast shows heat and humidity in Pennsylvania this week, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission reminds consumers to conserve energy with #WaysToStayCool.

How do I Change or Correct my Name on My Social Security number Card?

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:40pm
If you legally change your name because of marriage, divorce, court order or any other reason, you must tell Social Security so you can get a corrected card. Learn how to do so from the Social Security Administration.

FTC Launches New Resource for Identity Theft Victims

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:29pm
The Federal Trade Commission has launched, a new resource that makes it easier for identity theft victims to report and recover from identity theft. A Spanish version of the site is also available at

Attorney General Kathleen Kane warns students of potential summer job scams

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 12:19pm
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane warns college and high school students seeking summer employment to beware of potential scams.

Free Legal Advice to Mark Citywide Celebration of Law Week 2015 in Philadelphia

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:11pm
The Philadelphia Bar Association will celebrate Law Week 2015 (Monday, April 27 - Friday, May 1), with a range of free community service events presented by volunteer lawyers and coordinated by the Association's Young Lawyers Division.

PUC Enhances with New Consumer-Friendly Features

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 11:54am
The PA Public Utility Commission has announced a series of enhancements to, the agency’s consumer-education website with information on shopping for electric suppliers, consumer alerts and reminders, educational videos and more.

Consumer Advisory: Attorney General Kane Issues Warning on Cyberbullying

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:52am
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has issued an advisory underscoring the dangers of cyberbullying, an issue that has become more commonplace with the increasing popularity of social media and electronic applications.

IRS Reminds Taxpayers of Options If You Can't File a Return or Pay Taxes by April 15 Deadline

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 7:54am
The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that quick and easy solutions are available if they can’t file their returns or pay their taxes on time, and they can even ask for an extension, make a payment or request payment options online at

Pennsylvania Extends Home Heating Assistance Program

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:24pm
Governor Tom Wolf has announced that Pennsylvanians will now have until May 1 to apply for financial help through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), extending the prior April 3 deadline.

IRS Offers Filing Season Tax Tips, Now Also Available in Spanish

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:43am
The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers they can take advantage of daily tax tips, e-news subscriptions and email subscription services.

FTC Videos Advise What to Do if Your Email is Hacked or Malware Attacks Your Computer

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 6:23pm
The Federal Trade Commission has released two new videos to help if your email has been hacked or your computer has been hijacked.

IRS Has Refunds Totaling $1 Billion for People Who Have Not Filed a 2011 Federal Income Tax Return

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:37pm
Many low-and-moderate income workers who may not have claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit for 2011 are among those who may qualify for a refund.

CONSUMER ADVISORY: Monitoring credit scores can ensure good credit, prevent ID theft

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 2:14pm
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane encourages consumers to keep a careful watch over their credit scores, especially if they intend to make any large purchases, to remain in good standing and avoid identity theft.

FTC, Partners to Promote Education During 17th Annual National Consumer Protection Week March 1-7

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 5:31pm
The Federal Trade Commission and 89 partners including nonprofit groups, businesses, and federal, state and local government agencies across the country will spotlight their efforts to protect consumers by educating people about fraud during the 17th annual National Consumer Protection Week March 1-7, 2015.

PUC Reminds Consumers to Prepare for Cold Weather; Conserve Energy to Reduce Consumption

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 1:10pm
With frigid temperatures and extreme wind chills continuing in much of the state in the upcoming days, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission reminds consumers to prepare for the cold weather by reviewing conservation and safe heating tips.

Governor Wolf Proposes Education Reinvestment Plan Featuring Natural Gas Severance Tax

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 12:46pm
Governor Tom Wolf has proposed an education reinvestment plan featuring a severance tax on natural gas extraction as part of his solution to properly fund public education in the commonwealth.

Governor Wolf's Launch of Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania, Explained in 60 Seconds.

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 5:00pm
This video from Governor Tom Wolf explains the change in how Medicaid Expansion will work in Pennsylvania in 60 seconds.

Pennsylvania Receives $24.3 Million Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Award

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:20pm
The PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning will receive a $24.3 million grant to serve low-income, at-risk children and their families from the Federal Administration for Children and Families.