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PUC Offers Black Friday Top Five Tips for Energy Shopping & Savings

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 11:37am
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission offers consumers a “Top Five” list of Black Friday tips for energy savings and shopping.

Banking and Securities Department Urges Consumers to Avoid Illegal ‘Easy Money’ Loans

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 8:03am
The PA Department of Banking and Securities urges consumers to avoid the lure of “easy money” loans from unlicensed, out-of-state lenders during the holiday season, when individuals and families may be experiencing added financial stress.

FTC Amends Telemarketing Rule to Ban Payment Methods Used by Scammers

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:32am
The Federal Trade Commission has approved final amendments to its Telemarketing Sales Rule, including a change that will help protect consumers from fraud by prohibiting four discrete types of payment methods favored by con artists and scammers.

Family Law Help Desk in Scranton - November 23

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 2:17pm
Lackawanna Pro Bono will be holding a free Family Law Help Desk at the Family Court Administration Office, 200 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA. on November 23. Registration is required.

FTC and Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement Partners Announce Nationwide Crackdown Against Abusive Debt Collectors

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:30am
The Federal Trade Commission and other law enforcement authorities around the country announced the first coordinated federal-state enforcement initiative targeting deceptive and abusive debt collection practices.

Free Birth Certificate Clinic for PA Veterans - Nov 19 (Chester County)

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 7:41am
Legal Aid of Southeastern PA is partnering with the Chester County Bar Association to hold a Free Birth Certificate Clinic for Veterans on November 19, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m, at the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Governor Wolf Kicks Off the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Season

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 8:15am
Governor Tom Wolf joined Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas and Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys M. Brown on November 2 to kick off the start of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application process for the 2015-16 season.

No Cost-of-Living Adjustment for Social Security Adminiatration Benefits in 2016

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 2:46pm
With consumer prices down over the past year, monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 65 million Americans will not automatically increase in 2016.

FTC and Consumer Protection Agencies from 33 Other Countries Unveil Updated Website

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 10:05am
The Federal Trade Commission and consumer protection agencies in 33 other countries have unveiled an updated version of the website to help law enforcement authorities investigate and share cross border consumer complaints.

Disabiliy Rights Clinics to be held in Philadelphia

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 8:49am
The Public Interest Law Center will be conducting three free walk-in clinic for clients with disabilities on October 9, October 23 and November 6 at different locations in Philadelphia.

Jobs and Justice Law Day - Oct. 3 (Philadelphia)

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 8:33am
The Community Lawyering Clinic at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law will be hosting a Law Day on Employment Discrimination on Saturday, October 3, from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m., The Dornsife Center: 3509 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia.

Benefits Clinic to be Held in Pittsburgh on September 24

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 1:39pm
Just Harvest will be hold a Benefits Clinic in Pittsburgh on September 24, 2015 from 11:00 am-12:30 pm.

PUC Helps Consumers “Stay Connected” to Vital Emergency Services During Lifeline Awareness Week Event

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 1:27pm
Gov. Tom Wolf proclaimed Sept. 14-20, 2015, Pennsylvania Lifeline Awareness Week. Program held to promote the Lifeline Program, which offers discounts to help residents gain access to basic local telephone service.

Free Divorce Clinic in Philadelphia - Oct. 23

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 1:20pm
Philadelphia Legal Assistance, in collaboration with Philadelphia VIP and participating volunteer attorneys, will be holding a free divorce clinic in Philadelphia on October 23, 2015.

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.