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

4 min 10 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

4 min 10 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

4 min 10 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

4 min 10 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

4 min 10 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

4 min 10 sec ago
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

4 min 10 sec ago
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

4 min 10 sec ago
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

4 min 10 sec ago
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

4 min 10 sec ago
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.

PCADV Develops Instructional Video to Assist Domestic Violence Victims Seeking Court Protection

4 min 10 sec ago
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence has developed its first instructional video, a 2 1/2-minute primer on how domestic violence victims may obtain a protection-from-abuse court order against an abusive partner.

PUC Reminds Consumers: Many Utility Electric Prices Set to Increase, PAPowerSwitch.com Can Help Consumers Find Stability, Savings

4 min 10 sec ago
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is alerting consumers who receive their electric generation supply from their utility that many of those prices are estimated to increase on June 1.

Noah and Sophia Win Social Security’s Most Popular Baby Names for 2013

4 min 10 sec ago
Noah and Sophia are America’s most popular baby names for 2013. First time atop the list is Noah, the first new boys name at number one since 1960 other than Jacob or Michael, and the third straight year for Sophia.

Some chat, gossip apps enable cyberbullying; Attorney General Kane offers tips

4 min 10 sec ago
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane reminds students, parents and educators about the dangers of cyberbullying and offers tips to avoid becoming a victim.

Attorney General Kane warns of new electricity shut-off scams

4 min 10 sec ago
Consumers are urged to be on the alert for new electricity-related scams where con artists, pretending to be utility collection representatives, threaten that electricity will be shut off if the consumer fails to obtain a green dot card or wire money.

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

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:45am
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

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:30am
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

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:30am
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

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 7:45am
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

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 1:00pm
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.