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Social Security Launches 1st National my Social Security Week

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 1:15pm
The first National my Social Security Week is being held from August 17 through 23, 2014. Social Security will host numerous events to highlight the many benefits of a my Social Security account, a personalized online account people can establish beginning in their working years and continuing throughout the time they receive Social Security benefits.

PUC Cautions Consumers of Phone Scam Involving Energy Bills; Reminds Consumers of Shut-off Procedures

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:15am
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) cautions consumers of a phone scam involving their energy bills and reminded consumers that there are strict shut-off procedures that utilities must follow before terminating service.

IRS Repeats Warning about Phone Scams

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:15pm
Taxpayers continue to receive unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS.

FTC to Webcast the Debt Collection & the Latino Community Roundtable

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 2:30pm
A live webcast of the Debt Collection and the Latino Community roundtable being held on October 23, 2014 in Long Beach, CA will be available from the Federal Trade Commission beginning at 12:00 noon Eastern.

Court Shuts Down Mobile Cramming Operation That Stuck Consumers with More Than $100 Million in Unauthorized Charges

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:00pm
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has temporarily halted a mobile phone cramming scheme that deceptively piled more than $100 million in charges on consumers’ mobile phone bills without their permission.

Attorney General Kane Warns Consumers of Recent Phone Scams

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:30am
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane is warning Pennsylvania consumers about several scams that have been reported to the Bureau of Consumer Protection in recent weeks.

Department of Education Announces Federal Income Guidelines for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals and Free Milk for 2014-15 School Year

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:30am
The PA Department of Education has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released federal income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price school meals and free milk for July 2014 through June 2015.

PUC Reminds Consumers that Commission Does Not Solicit Door to Door, Urges Residents to be Cautious of Scams

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 7:45am
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) reminds Pennsylvania residents to be wary of door-to-door solicitors, noting that PUC personnel will never go door to door to target customers.

Annual Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network Conference Celebrates Second Chances

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:00am
The 22nd Annual Pennsylvania Permanency Conference is a three-day forum, under this year’s theme of “Finding Futures”, being held at the Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center.

Attorney General Kane: More Pa. consumers eligible for mortgage settlement money

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 7:45am
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced two updates to her office's efforts to hold mortgage companies accountable for their allegedly unlawful servicing practices, which contributed to the national foreclosure crisis and led consumers nationwide to lose their homes.

PUC Offers Tips to Help Beat the Heat with #WaysToStayCool

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:30am
As the heat and humidity settles in over Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission reminds consumers to conserve energy with #WaysToStayCool.

Pennsylvania to Offer Additional Assistance to Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:00am
The Pennsylvania Departments of Public Welfare and Aging have been awarded funding from the federal government to make improvements in how individuals access long-term support that will help them to stay in their homes and communities.

Governor Corbett Announces Funding, Tax Credits to Create Affordable Housing for Pennsylvania Families

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:00am
Governor has announced the award of $20.4 million in federal tax credits and $8.5 million in federal PennHOMES funding for the construction of 24 affordable, multi-family housing developments in suburban and rural areas of Pennsylvania.