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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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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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Restaurants Hide What Grade Of Beef They Are Selling

June 6, 2016
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Do you know what grade of beef your favorite restaurant steak is — select, choice, or prime?  You probably don’t know because most restaurant menus give you a bum steer by keeping some or all quality grades secret. That’s the conclusion of a review of menus from 17 national restaurant chains released today by ConsumerWorld.org. Key findings...

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Ct Settles with Tolland Psychiatrist Resolving False Claims Allegations

March 16, 2016
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A Tolland psychiatrist will pay $404,798 to settle a civil False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that she submitted false claims for payments to Connecticut’s Medicaid program. The resolution stems from a lawsuit and settlement agreement approved yesterday by a Hartford Superior Court judge, Attorney General George Jepsen said today. The Attorney General alleged that,...

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