As the holiday season quickly approaches, Black Friday and Cyber Monday – traditionally two of the busiest shopping days of the year – are right around the corner. Whether you’re lining up outside a store or logging on to your computer to find the best deals, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is offering important tips that even Scrooge would approve.
“Nothing puts a damper on the holiday spirit like hidden fees or unauthorized charges,” said Attorney General Kilmartin. “And, honest mistakes can happen during the hustle and bustle of this busy time of year. With a little bit of planning and taking a few precautions, consumers can kick start the New Year with a great resolution: to save money.
This year if you do decide to head out on Black Friday in search of a great deal, our Consumer Protection Unit has put together some tips to keep you feeling festive:
If online shopping is your thing, here are some additional tips to help protect your identity and personal information:
If you believe you are a victim of consumer fraud, please contact the Consumer Protection Unit at the Rhode Island Office of Attorney General at (401) 274-4400. You can download a consumer complaint form by visiting our website at www.riag.ri.gov. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.