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Attorney General Kane teams up with DEA for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day - April 26, 2014

27 min 7 sec ago
The PA Office of Attorney General has joined the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local law enforcement officials from across the country in support of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 26, 2014.

Consumers Warned to be on the Lookout for Spring Home Improvement Scams

27 min 7 sec ago
PA Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane warns property owners to beware of "traveling" or "transient" home improvement contractors who move from community to community performing shoddy or incomplete work, scamming consumers out of thousands of dollars.

PUC Releases Video, Teaches Electricity Shoppers What to Do at End of Contract

27 min 7 sec ago
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has announced a roughly two-minute video available on www.PAPowerSwitch.com, the PUC website and YouTube to further educate electricity customers about what their options are at the end of their contract.

Tax Information Available Through IRS Social Media Tools

27 min 7 sec ago
As the filing season deadline approaches, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers of its social media tools available to help them get the latest tax information and check on their refund status, including the IRS2Go smartphone application, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.

FTC Obtains more than $3.3 Million for Consumers; Defendants Agree to be Permanently Banned from the Debt Collection Business

27 min 7 sec ago
Debt collection scheme often targeted Spanish-speaking consumers; Defendants posed as process servers and attorneys.

Attorney General Kane Cautions Consumers to be on the Lookout for Income Tax Scams

27 min 7 sec ago
Consumers warned to be wary of potential scams surrounding the upcoming deadline for filing taxes, specifically the "Internal Revenue Service" phone scam that involves a caller claiming to be from the IRS and that taxes are owed.

IRS Has $760 Million in Refunds for People Who Have Not Filed a 2010 Income Tax Return

27 min 7 sec ago
You may be eligible for a refund due to wages withheld or, if you are a low-or-moderate income worker, due to an unclaimed Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). For 2010, the EITC is worth as much as $5,666.

PUC Reminds Customers: Electric, Natural Gas Service Can Be Terminated April 1 Regardless of Income

27 min 7 sec ago
Consumers who are behind on their electric and natural gas bills are reminded that that their service may be terminated as of April 1, regardless of income.

Governor Corbett Extends Home Heating Assistance Program for Low-Income Families

27 min 7 sec ago
Governor Tom Corbett has announced that Pennsylvanians struggling to pay home heating bills will have extra time, through April 18, to apply for financial help through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Changes Announced for Pennsylvanians Seeking a GED

27 min 7 sec ago
A process is being finalized for those Pennsylvanians who successfully completed one or more sections of the 2002 GED exam to carry over those scores to the 2014 GED test in order to obtain a Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma.

Social Security Launches New Expedited Disability Process for Veterans

27 min 7 sec ago
Under the new process, Social Security will treat applications from veterans with a VA disability compensation rating of "100% Permanent & Total" as high priority and issue expedited decisions.

Employment Background Checks: FTC, EEOC Offer Tips for Employers and Job Applicants

27 min 7 sec ago
The Federal Trade Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have co-published two short guides on employment background checks that explain the rights and responsibilities of the people on both sides of the desk.

Attorney General's Consumer Protection Week Events Promote Goal of Better Engagement

27 min 8 sec ago
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane will host five Consumer Fairs across the Commonwealth this week, in conjunction with National Consumer Protection Week, to engage consumers and provide resources for attendees to become more proactive and better informed and protected as consumers.

National Consumer Protection Week 2014

27 min 8 sec ago
The Federal Trade Commission, in collaboration with 74 federal, state and local agencies, consumer groups, and national organizations, celebrates National Consumer Protection Week, beginning Sunday, March 2, and running until Saturday, March 8.

Department of Public Welfare Launches Free Veterans’ Behavioral Health Training

27 min 8 sec ago
The Department of Public Welfare has announced the launch of free online military and family behavioral health trainings for service providers to better assist service members, veterans and their families facing the consequences of the invisible wounds of war.

CONSUMER ALERT: Attorney General Kane Asks Consumers to Submit Complaints and Documentation About Spikes in Consumer Electric Bills

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:00am
Attorney General Kane is asking consumers to be proactive and quickly submit complaints about abnormal and extreme increases in electricity rates on recent utility bills.

FTC Halts Multi-Million Dollar Work-From-Home Business Coaching Scheme

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 1:00pm
The FTC got a restraining order halting a deceptive work-from-home scheme that conned millions of dollars from consumers by falsely telling them they could easily earn thousands of dollars a month by purchasing bogus business coaching services and establishing their own Internet businesses.

Can’t File By April 15? Use Free File to Get a Six-Month Extension; E-Pay and Payment Agreement Options Available to People Who Owe Tax

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 2:30pm
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 request payment options online.

IRS Releases the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014; Identity Theft, Phone Scams Lead List

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:30am
The Internal Revenue Service has issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud.

Governor Corbett Convenes Healthy Pennsylvania Public Health Summit

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:30am
Governor Tom Corbett held the Healthy Pennsylvania Public Health Summit in Harrisburg on April 2, bringing together more than 250 individuals and organizations to share both public health challenges and current best practices.