News: Consumer Alerts

January 21, 2021

OAG ALERT: Possible Delays In Stimulus Check Deliveries for People Who Used Tax Preparation Companies to File Taxes

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro is today alerting consumers that certain Pennsylvanians may experience delays in receiving their federal stimulus checks.

OAG SCAM ALERT: AG Shapiro Warns Consumers To Watch Out For COVID-19 Test and Vaccine Scams

January 7, 2021

HARRISBURG – With reports of an increase in COVID-19 vaccine scams around the country, Attorney General Josh Shapiro is raising awareness and offering tips to Pennsylvanians regarding these scams as distribution of the vaccine ramps up in Pa.

OAG ALERT: Pennsylvania Summer Camps Should Issue Refunds

May 29, 2020

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.