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Consumer Alerts

May 29, 2020

OAG ALERT: Pennsylvania Summer Camps Should Issue Refunds

HARRISBURG―Attorney General Josh Shapiro is today urging Pennsylvanians to file a complaint with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General if they are unable to obtain a refund from any business, including summer camps, due to a cancellation caused by COVID-19.

Shapiro Issues Consumer Alert: Check Your Credit More Often Through COVID-19 Emergency

May 11, 2020

HARRISBURG―Attorney General Shapiro today alerted consumers that TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian are providing free credit reports on a weekly basis to users until April 2021. Normally, each report can only be accessed for free once per year.

Shapiro Issues Consumer Alert: Watch Out for COVID19, Federal Stimulus Check Scams

March 27, 2020

HARRISBURG― Attorney General Josh Shapiro today warned consumers that scammers may try to take advantage of recent news about a federal stimulus check to steal personal information from Pennsylvanians.

CONSUMER ALERT: Attorney General Shapiro Warns Consumers to be Aware of “We Buy Homes” Scam

March 28, 2019

HARRISBURG —Attorney General Shapiro is warning Pennsylvanians to be aware of deceptive advertising by businesses posting “We Buy Homes” signs on street corners. The signs are often a scam—looking to take advantage of Pennsylvanians suffering from debt, job loss, or other significant life changes and looking to make some fast money.