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PUC: Don’t Let the Winter Weather Scare You! Prepare Now and Conserve to Save Energy and Money

10 min 21 sec ago
Don’t let this weekend’s forecasted frigid temperatures scare you! The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission reminds consumers that colder temperatures mean increased energy use, but there are ways to cut energy consumption without cutting comfort.

Tax Benefits Increase Due to Inflation Adjustments in 2015

10 min 21 sec ago
The Internal Revenue Service has announced annual inflation adjustments for more than 40 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules and the Earned Income Credit.

Governor Corbett Announces Disability Employment Outreach Day

10 min 21 sec ago
Governor Tom Corbett has announced a Disability Employment Outreach Day event scheduled for Oct. 31 in Harrisburg and declared October as Pennsylvania Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Social Security Announces 1.7 Percent Benefit Increase for 2015

10 min 21 sec ago
Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015.

PUC to Consumers: ‘Prepare Now’ for Winter Energy Costs

10 min 21 sec ago
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has launched its annual campaign reminding consumers to “Prepare Now” for winter energy costs by taking steps around the house to reduce your winter energy bills.

PILCOP Offers New Project for Employment Discrimination Based on Disabllity

10 min 21 sec ago
Do you need legal advice on employment discrimination because you were denied a job or a promotion, need accommodations at work, or were terminated/demoted because of your disability? The Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia might be able to help if you live in the Philadelphia area.

Governor Corbett Signs Bill Changing Department of Public Welfare’s Name to Department of Human Services

10 min 21 sec ago
Governor Tom Corbett has signed House Bill 993, officially changing the name of the Department of Public Welfare to the Department of Human Services.

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

10 min 21 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

10 min 21 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

10 min 21 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

10 min 21 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

10 min 21 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

10 min 21 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

10 min 21 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

10 min 21 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

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:15am
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

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 1:15pm
Taxpayers continue to receive unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS.

FTC to Webcast the Debt Collection & the Latino Community Roundtable

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:30pm
A live webcast of the Debt Collection and the Latino Community roundtable being held on October 23, 2014 in Long Beach, CA will be available from the Federal Trade Commission beginning at 12:00 noon Eastern.

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

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:00pm
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

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:30am
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.