consumer-protection

Casey urges Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to safeguard seniors against payment app scams

BY: - September 6, 2022

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

BY: - June 22, 2022

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.

COMMENTARY

The pandemic is a gold mine for scammers. Here’s how consumers can protect themselves | Opinion

BY: - September 28, 2020

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

BY: - July 20, 2020

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

BY: - October 30, 2019

The bill would prohibit the state’s 29 professional licensure boards from automatically denying licenses to anyone with a criminal record.