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FRAUDULENT MAGAZINE SALES COMPANIES RESURFACE IN CONNECTICUT

July 29, 2016
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The Department of Consumer Protection has become aware that fraudulent door to door magazine companies may be resurfacing this summer, in particular in the New London area. The difference between this scam and many others is that members of these magazine sales crews are often victims of the scam themselves.  Almost all crew members...

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NATION’S TOP TEN CONSUMER COMPLAINTS

Phony IRS Agents and Other Imposter Scams Tops the List of Fastest-Growing Complaints Phony IRS agents and other imposter scams topped the list of fastest-growing complaints to state and local consumer protection agencies last year, according to the latest report from the annual survey conducted by Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the North...

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Derby Nurse Cooperating In Broadening Federal Probe

June 17, 2016
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Derby Nurse Cooperating In Broadening Federal Probe

By Lisa Chedekel A Derby nurse who admitted taking kickbacks from a drug company that makes the powerful opioid painkiller Subsys is cooperating with federal investigators, who recently charged two drug company employees with violating kickback laws, court documents show. Documents filed earlier this year show that Heather Alfonso, a nurse formerly employed by...

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Watch Out For Utility Scams In Connecticut

June 15, 2016
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Utility scams are on the rise again according to the Department of Consumer Protection.  As we move into summer, and increase our usage of air conditioning, scammers are taking advantage of individual consumers and businesses by scaring them into thinking they will have their electricity turned off. According to information submitted to the agency,...

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