CT Attorney General
{Office of the Secretary of the State}
55 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106

(860) 808-5318

(860) 808-5387
{News and Announcements}
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Avoid Companies Offering Student Loan Debt Relief for a Fee
  The Department of Consumer Protection, the Department of Banking, and the Office of the Attorney General are warning residents with student loan debt to avoid companies that promise to provide student loan debt relief, but for a fee. Student loan debt is an increasing financial hardship for Connecticut residents. Some unscrupulous companies take advantage of borrowers who are trying to manage or lessen their debt, often charging high up-front fees and not offering any services beyond what borrowers can get at no cost by contacting their loan servicers or the U.S. Department of Education.

Monday, January 26, 2015
Attorney General, DCP Remind Residents that Price Gouging on Consumer Items, Energy Resources Prohibited
  Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan Harris are reminding residents and retailers that state law prohibits price gouging on consumer items and energy resources during the current civil preparedness emergency in Connecticut.

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Donít Pay for Financial Aid Forms or Information, State Officials Advise
  The Department of Consumer Protection, Department of Banking and the Office of the Attorney General are warning high school seniors and college students applying for college financial aid to steer clear of companies charging fees for financial aid forms. These services, which falsely imply that they will improve an applicantís chances of success, often end up charging students as much as $1,000 for materials that are available at no cost.

Monday, January 12, 2015
AG, OCC, Legislators Welcome PURA Draft Decision on Electric Bill Disclosures, Ban on Daily and Weekly Variable Rates
  Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz today filed formal comments supporting a draft decision issued by the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) last week that will ensure new, comparative rate information is clearly disclosed on electric customers' monthly bills. The requirements stem from legislation passed last year that required the disclosures after thousands of Connecticut residents who purchased electricity from third-party suppliers complained of skyrocketing bills.

Friday, December 12, 2014
Consumer Alert: AG Jepsen, DCP Advise Consumers with Delia's Gift Cards to Redeem Unused Balances Immediately
  Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein are advising Connecticut residents who may be holding gift cards, certificates or store credits to the retail establishment Delia's to use their gift cards as soon as possible. The company recently filed bankruptcy and has announced plans to close its stores by early next year.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
State Joins Multistate Settlement with PointRoll to Resolve Internet Privacy Allegations
  Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein today announced that Connecticut has joined a $750,000 multistate settlement with digital advertising company PointRoll, Inc. that resolves an investigation into whether the company violated consumers' privacy by unlawfully circumventing the privacy settings in Apple Inc.'s Safari Web browser.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Statement from Attorney General Jepsen on Tenet Announcement on Pending Hospital Acquisitions in Connecticut
  "I am proud of the efforts of my staff over the past few years, working within our limited authority to ensure that charitable assets are preserved, and I am disappointed that we have landed at this juncture today."