Category: Business

Department of Consumer Protection, Attorney General William Tong, Better Business Bureau celebrate National Consumer Protection Week

Consumers are invited to participate in virtual events during National Consumer Protection Week February 28 – March 6 Everyone can fall victim to fraud and scams, and even legitimate businesses can provide incomplete contractual information, omit important details or present misleading advertising. Being a smart consumer is your best defense against scams, fraud, and identity…

As complaints spike and more shopping is done online, Consumers are reminded to make holiday returns or exchanges as soon as possible

The Department of Consumer Protection is reminding consumers to be aware of return and exchange policies as they continue their holiday shopping this year. Buyers should read the terms and conditions prior to submitting their order to understand their return and exchange rights, as well as the remedies available if a package is seriously delayed.…

Webster Banker Named to American Bankers Association Foundation Board

WATERBURY, CT – Webster Bank is pleased to announce Kathy Luria, senior vice president, Community Affairs, director of philanthropy, has been named to the American Bankers Association Foundation Board of Directors. The ABA Community Engagement Foundation, known as the ABA Foundation, is a 501(c)3 corporation. Through its leadership, partnerships and national programs, the foundation supports…

Connecticut AG Tong urges rejection of Frontier buyout

Hartford, CT – Attorney General William Tong today urged the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to deny a change of ownership sought by Frontier Communications. In a brief filed today, Attorney General Tong raised concerns regarding the lack of transparency around the new ownership, and a complete lack of commitment to date to Connecticut’s consumers and…

Attorney General Ton announces $113 million settlement with Apple over iPhone throttling

Hartford, CT – Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of over 30 other attorneys general announcing a $113 million settlement with Apple, Inc. over iPhone throttling that the company engaged in in 2016 to address unexpected shutdowns in certain devices. Under the settlement, Apple will pay $1.8 million to Connecticut. “Apple failed Consumer Protection…