A bill under consideration in the Pa. House would make it easier to recycle electronic waste
State Rep. Lisa Borowski (D-Delaware) said her bill, House Bill 1607, aims to address the growing need for e-waste disposal, ease the financial impact on counties and local governments, and address the environmental concerns associated with e-waste.
Change to Pa. wiretap law would allow consumers targeted by telemarketing scams to record calls
People who think they’re being targeted by telemarketing scams would be able to legally record calls under an amendment to the Pennsylvania law that allows police and prosecutors to tap telephones. The addition to the Pennsylvania Wiretap Act would permit potential victims of telephone scams to fight back by recording the calls for use by […]
PPL’s problem proves it, electricity shopping isn’t in consumers’ best interest | Ray E. Landis
Pennsylvania’s electric deregulation law has again let down consumers. Here's how.
Casey urges Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to safeguard seniors against payment app scams
Citing an increase in scams involving peer-to-peer payment apps during the pandemic, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., has urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to increase protections for those who use the services. Apps such as Venmo, Zelle, CashApp and PayPal have become more popular, and are increasingly being used by scammers to defraud older […]
House Democrats pitch bills to take on price-fixing and price-gouging
As the war in Ukraine and other factors drive inflation, companies report record profits and House Democrats have a slate of bills they say would stop corporate price-fixing.
The pandemic is a gold mine for scammers. Here’s how consumers can protect themselves | Opinion
Whether it is an annoying robocall or persistent, pushy emails, remember to never provide your personal information to anyone.
AG Shapiro’s office sues Philly towing companies for illegally towing vehicles, intimidating customers
At least one person said they felt intimidated when they went to get their vehicle because the towing company office had two large dogs inside.
Pa. Senate committee approves bill that makes it easier for people with criminal records to get a job
The bill would prohibit the state’s 29 professional licensure boards from automatically denying licenses to anyone with a criminal record.