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Consumer Alerts

March 27, 2020

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

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.

CONSUMER ALERT: Attorney General Josh Shapiro Warns Former Sanford-Brown Students to Beware of Scams Related to Recent Settlement

January 23, 2019

HARRISBURG — Earlier this month, Attorney General Josh Shapiro and a coalition of 49 other Attorneys General announced a settlement with Career Education Corporation (CEC), the former operator of Sanford-Brown and Le Cordon Bleu schools. The settlement provides for debt forgiveness of private student loans owed directly to CEC for approximately 12,600 Pennsylvanians, valued at a total of $38.6 Million. Under the agreement, CEC will be contacting eligible students within the next six weeks.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Warns Pennsylvanians to be Cautious of Scams following Winter Storm Quinn

March 7, 2018

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro is alerting Pennsylvania residents and businesses to be on the lookout for scams as another nor’easter winter storm blankets parts of Pennsylvania in snowfall. The latest weather – Winter Storm Quinn – is expected to leave between eight and 12 inches of snow throughout much of southeast Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.