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Consumer Advisory: Be cautious when shopping for a car at salvage yards

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 11:14am
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane urges Commonwealth residents to be cautious when considering the purchase of a motor vehicle from salvage yards or automobile repair businesses.

Back-to-School Reminder for Parents and Students: Check Out College Tax Credits for 2015 and Years Ahead

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 8:44am
Now is a good time to see if students will qualify for either of two college tax credits or other education-related tax benefits when they file their 2015 federal income tax returns.

IRS Warns Taxpayers to Guard Against New Tricks by Scam Artists; Losses Top $20 Million

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 12:25pm
The Internal Revenue Service has issued another warning to taxpayers to remain on high alert and protect themselves against the ever-evolving array of deceitful tactics scammers use to trick people.

Single Working Women’s Week - Aug. 2-8

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 7:45am
The Social Security Administration has designated August 2-8 as Single Working Women's Week, a time to learn more about how to maximize the benefits you are accumulating with Social Security.

Free Expungement Clinic in Philadelphia - July 29

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 8:58am
A free expungement clinic, dealing with the removal of certain criminal records, will be held on July 29, 2015 from 4-7 pm at the Strawberry Mansion Neighborhood Action Center in Philadelphia.

PUC Releases New Guide to Consumer Complaint Process

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:37pm
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has released a new Consumer Complaint Procedures Guide, designed to educate consumers about the Commission’s complaint process. An additional quick reference sheet, “Know the PUC Complaint Process and Your Options,” also offers handy instructions about how to file a complaint with the PUC.

With Seven Days to Celebrate — Open Your my Social Security Account Today!

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 10:19am
July 19 through 25 is National my Social Security Week. Help Social Security celebrate its 80th birthday by opening a free, personal my Social Security account giving you secure and immediate online access to your personal Social Security information.

Attorney General Kane Warns College Students to Use Credit Cards Responsibly

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 1:28pm
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane advises college students to educate themselves on credit matters before taking on the responsibility of a credit card.

Grandparents Hit By Scam Showing Up in PA

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 10:47am
Scammer calls in the middle of the night asking grandparent to wire money or give a credit card number right away to pay for a hospital bill or a fee to get the grandchild out of jail.

North Penn Legal Services Offers Free Outtreach Session for Seniors in Luzerne County

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 2:20pm
North Penn Legal Services will be providing free power of attorney documents, living wills, and simple wills to seniors 60 and older who reside in Luzerne County during the session on July 22.

Dealing with Job Loss

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 9:51am
The Federal Trade Commission offers some information to help you get back on your feet professionally and financially after losing your job.

Attorney General Kane offers tips for avoiding scholarship and financial aid scams

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 1:57pm
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane offers guidance to parents and students regarding scholarships and financial aid for higher education.

PUC Joins PA Utilities and Law Enforcement to Stop Utility Imposters

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 12:41pm
The Keystone Alliance to Stop Utility Imposters, a coalition of local water, gas and electric utilities, has announced that it has joined forces with the PA Public Utility Commission, PA District Attorneys Association and PA Chiefs of Police Association to launch a public awareness campaign about criminals impersonating utility workers to gain access and rob homeowners.

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