News: Consumer Alerts

March 16, 2023

Consumer Alert: Kia and Hyundai Cars at Risk of Being Stolen Due to TikTok Trend

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Michelle Henry is warning Pennsylvania Kia and Hyundai vehicle owners of a social media-fueled trend that has resulted in numerous thefts, and encourages owners to take steps to protect themselves if they are vulnerable. A recent TikTok challenge encourages viewers to steal a Kia or Hyundai vehicle using household items. The affected vehicles are notably missing software that would prevent the vehicle from being started without the key, leading to the rise in exploitation on social media.

Consumer Alert: AG Shapiro Alerts Pennsylvanians to the Closure of Thrifty Propane

November 3, 2022

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro is notifying Pennsylvania consumers that Thrifty Propane – a propane supplier based in Ohio and serving consumers throughout Pennsylvania – filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Ohio last week, closing its doors and ceasing operations. Consumers with Thrifty Propane were asked to pre-pay for their propane services. As a result of the closure, Thrifty’s consumers will not receive the propane they purchased and will be forced to purchase propane from another supplier.