Consumer Advocacy

  • FTC Cybersecurity Roundtables with Small Businesses

    … The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is hosting small business owners in a series of public roundtables across the United States to discuss the most pressing challenges small businesses face in protecting the security of their computers and networks. The Engage, Connect, and Protect Initiative: Small Business and Data Security Roundtables are part…

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  • PUC Announces Appointments to Consumer Advisory Council

    … to the public. Members serve without compensation. Prince Law Offices, P.C. thanks each member for your service. To learn how Prince Law Offices, P.C. can assist you or your business with energy, real estate, or PUC matters including representation in rate cases, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices, P.C. …

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  • Someone Stole your Phone?

    … Identity theft can happen to anyone. Last week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published an article based on a true story from one if its fraud investigators who had her phone stolen. She provided tips you can take to protect your digital identity: Smart Phone: Lock your phone. Use at least a 6-digit passcode on your device, or use…

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  • Is it Time to Appeal Your Property Assessment?

    … Your home or business property tax bill may have arrived recently and like many of us, you wonder if you are paying more than your fair share. How do you tell? What can you do? What is an assessment? In Pennsylvania, real estate assessment is the value the county assigns to your property. The assessment is used to determine how much you pay…

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  • PUC to Investigate Rate Increase Request by PA-American Water Co.

    … The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) recently voted to suspend and investigate a rate increase request by Pennsylvania- American Water Company (PAWC). The Commission voted 5-0 to investigate the request for an annual revenue increase of approximately $107.9 million, or 16.4 percent. The request is suspended for up to seven months…

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  • Price Changes for Electric Generation; Save Money by Comparing Plans on PAPowerSwitch.com

    … that when generation prices change, consumers often see an increase in supplier offers being promoted via door-to-door sales in neighborhoods, over the phone, through the mail or online. She encouraged consumers to thoroughly review their options and understand all terms and conditions before entering into any supplier contract. To learn how Prince Law Offices, P.C. can assist you or your business with real estate, business, FERC, or PUC matters, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices, P.C. …

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  • Your Turn to Help Reduce Regulation and Control Regulatory Costs

    … On May 30, 2017, the Department of Energy (“DOE”) published a request for information (“RFI”) soliciting guidance on regulations that should be modified or repealed to reduce burdens and costs. This is part of a government-wide initiative to overhaul the federal government’s regulatory regime, set in motion with an executive order signed…

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  • Is Computer Tech Support Really Calling to Help You?

    … Does the thought of losing everything on your computer leave you queasy? That’s the anxiety fraudsters attempt to exploit with tech support scams – and it’s conduct the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and law enforcement partners are challenging through 16 civil and criminal (yes, criminal) actions announced as part of Operation Tech Trap. Tech…

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  • Cybersecurity Strengthened with Executive Order

    … (NIST) cybersecurity risk framework of best security practices. The EO has been in the works for a while and revised a few times. Among the key elements is a call for modernizing and consolidating government network technologies and infrastructures; a report on the technology supply chain risks to the US Department of Defense; support for security…

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  • New FTC Website Helps Small Businesses Avoid Scams and Cyber Attacks

    … information on other cyber threats such as ransomware and phishing schemes targeting small businesses. The FTC is continuing to work with the SBA on additional ways to help small businesses. If you or your business have questions or concerns regarding fraud, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, including assistance with policies, prevention or recovery from a ransomware attack and cybersecurity insurance or insurance claims, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. …

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  • Pennsylvania’s Powelson to Join FERC from PaPUC

    …. Commissioner Powelson has served as a Commissioner on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) since 2008. Commissioner Powelson was first nominated to the PUC on June 19, 2008, by Governor Edward G. Rendell and appointed Chairman by Governor Tom Corbett in 2011. Currently, Commissioner Powelson serves as the President of National Association…

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  • Safety First – Call Before You Dig

    … “The arrival of warmer spring weather often marks an increase in construction and home renovation across the state, making this a prime time to highlight the importance of safe digging practices,” noted Commissioner John F. Coleman Jr. during the Commission’s Public Meeting today. “Every year, there are approximately 6,000 hits on our underground…

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