Consumer Alerts

January 23, 2019

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

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.

Beware of Holiday Shopping Scams

November 22, 2017

HARRISBURG — As the holiday season arrives, Attorney General Josh Shapiro is warning Pennsylvanians to beware of scams and deceptive advertising while shopping at stores or online this year.

“Thanksgiving reminds us how much we have to be thankful for, but the holiday season also brings deceptive advertising and online scams,” Attorney General Shapiro said. “These kinds of scams get more sophisticated every year. Be vigilant and follow these tips from the Office of Attorney General to protect yourself from Grinches looking to steal your hard-earned money.”