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PUC Reminds Low-Income Consumers to Stay Connected Through Lifeline Telephone Discount Program

8 min 50 sec ago
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission reminds consumers to stay connected through the Lifeline telephone discount program.

Pass It On: New FTC Education Campaign Encourages Older Consumers to Share Their Knowledge to Help Fight Fraud

8 min 50 sec ago
The Federal Trade Commission’s newest education campaign, Pass It On, encourages older adults to help raise awareness about fraud by talking to their family, friends, and neighbors about avoiding common scams.

Pennsylvania Hosts Third-Annual Disability Employment Summit with Job Fair and Remarks by Former Governor Tom Ridge

8 min 50 sec ago
The third-annual Pennsylvania Disability Employment Summit is being held and will feature keynote remarks by former Governor Tom Ridge and include a new job fair where employers can meet and interview Pennsylvanians with disabilities.

Google to Refund Consumers at Least $19 Million to Settle FTC Complaint It Unlawfully Billed Parents for Children’s Unauthorized In-App Charges

8 min 50 sec ago
Google Inc. has agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint alleging that it unfairly billed consumers for millions of dollars in unauthorized charges incurred by children using mobile apps downloaded from the Google Play app store.

Scam Phone Calls Continue; IRS Identifies Five Easy Ways to Spot Suspicious Calls

8 min 50 sec ago
The Internal Revenue Service has issued a consumer alert providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS.

FTC Warns Against Government Imposter Scams

8 min 50 sec ago
The Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers about scammers who pretend they’re with the government to scare you into sending money.

Governor Corbett Launches Pennsylvania Learns on iTunes U, New, Web-Based Resource for Pennsylvania’s Students, Teachers and Parents

8 min 50 sec ago
Pennsylvania Learns on iTunes U brings state standards-aligned resources to the world’s largest online catalog of free educational content that helps educators create courses, including lectures, assignments, books, quizzes and syllabi, and offer them to millions of iOS users.

Social Security Launches 1st National my Social Security Week

8 min 50 sec ago
The first National my Social Security Week is being held from August 17 through 23, 2014. Social Security will host numerous events to highlight the many benefits of a my Social Security account, a personalized online account people can establish beginning in their working years and continuing throughout the time they receive Social Security benefits.

PUC Cautions Consumers of Phone Scam Involving Energy Bills; Reminds Consumers of Shut-off Procedures

8 min 50 sec ago
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) cautions consumers of a phone scam involving their energy bills and reminded consumers that there are strict shut-off procedures that utilities must follow before terminating service.

IRS Repeats Warning about Phone Scams

8 min 50 sec ago
Taxpayers continue to receive unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS.

Court Shuts Down Mobile Cramming Operation That Stuck Consumers with More Than $100 Million in Unauthorized Charges

8 min 50 sec ago
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has temporarily halted a mobile phone cramming scheme that deceptively piled more than $100 million in charges on consumers’ mobile phone bills without their permission.

Attorney General Kane Warns Consumers of Recent Phone Scams

8 min 50 sec ago
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane is warning Pennsylvania consumers about several scams that have been reported to the Bureau of Consumer Protection in recent weeks.

Department of Education Announces Federal Income Guidelines for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals and Free Milk for 2014-15 School Year

8 min 50 sec ago
The PA Department of Education has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released federal income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price school meals and free milk for July 2014 through June 2015.

PUC Reminds Consumers that Commission Does Not Solicit Door to Door, Urges Residents to be Cautious of Scams

8 min 50 sec ago
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) reminds Pennsylvania residents to be wary of door-to-door solicitors, noting that PUC personnel will never go door to door to target customers.

Annual Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network Conference Celebrates Second Chances

8 min 50 sec ago
The 22nd Annual Pennsylvania Permanency Conference is a three-day forum, under this year’s theme of “Finding Futures”, being held at the Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center.

Attorney General Kane: More Pa. consumers eligible for mortgage settlement money

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:45am
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced two updates to her office's efforts to hold mortgage companies accountable for their allegedly unlawful servicing practices, which contributed to the national foreclosure crisis and led consumers nationwide to lose their homes.

PUC Offers Tips to Help Beat the Heat with #WaysToStayCool

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:30pm
As the heat and humidity settles in over Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission reminds consumers to conserve energy with #WaysToStayCool.

Pennsylvania to Offer Additional Assistance to Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:00am
The Pennsylvania Departments of Public Welfare and Aging have been awarded funding from the federal government to make improvements in how individuals access long-term support that will help them to stay in their homes and communities.

Governor Corbett Announces Funding, Tax Credits to Create Affordable Housing for Pennsylvania Families

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 8:00am
Governor has announced the award of $20.4 million in federal tax credits and $8.5 million in federal PennHOMES funding for the construction of 24 affordable, multi-family housing developments in suburban and rural areas of Pennsylvania.

PUC Releases Video on How to Shop for New Electric Supplier

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:30pm
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has released a two-minute video available on PAPowerSwitch.com, the PUC website and YouTube to educate consumers on what it means to shop for electricity and how to shop.