Act Now to Compare Prices, Consider Shopping with Competitive Suppliers and Energy Options on PAPowerSwitch.com The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is alerting consumers that most utilities will be adjusting their prices for electric generation on June 1 – cautioning that many non-shopping (default service) customers will see sharp increases in energy costs as summer … Continue reading June 1 Price Increases for Electric Generation – What you can do
It’s the oldest trick in the book: Now you see it, now you don’t. This illusion is fine on a Las Vegas stage, but on an online retailer’s website, making negative reviews disappear is hardly magical. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) calls it review suppression – and companies engaging in this practice will be held accountable … Continue reading Abracadabra: Bad reviews be gone?
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PaPUC) announced the assignment of 835 as a new area code which will eventually serve the same geographic area in southeastern Pennsylvania currently served by the 610 and 484 area codes. The Commission voted 3-0 on December 2, 2021, to approve a petition filed by the North American Numbering Plan Administrator … Continue reading New ‘835’ Area Code Assigned to Parts of Southeast PA
Gift cards may be at the top of your holiday gift giving list. But there’s another list that gift cards top, and it’s decidedly less festive. According to the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC’s) latest Consumer Protection Data Spotlight, reports received in the Consumer Sentinel database reveal that gift cards are the #1 payment method of choice for scammers, leading to … Continue reading Gift cards are for gifts, not payments
Everyone has the right to decide if they want the Covid vaccine. That decision should be yours to make based on as much information as is available to you. Unfortunately the trend towards censorship has now invaded the medical and scientific realm. For example, in Canada, The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has … Continue reading Consider both sides in the vaccine debate, if you can.
Nongovernmental entities can now apply for funding for projects that facilitate the deployment of high-speed broadband service infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas of the Commonwealth through the Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding Program (UHSB). The application window opened June 1 and applications will be accepted until September 24. The UHSB authorizes the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to … Continue reading $5 Million in Funding Now Available for Pennsylvania Broadband Projects
A change, during 2020, in Title 18, of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code (2019 Act 103), gives Pennsylvania landowners the option of using purple paint, rather than signs, to post their properties and alert others that lands are private and trespassing isn’t permitted. The Pennsylvania Game Commission has summaries of this recent law on its web … Continue reading PURPLE PAINT MEANS NO TRESPASSING
Guidance seeks to help protect an estimated $9.3T in assets The U.S. Department of Labor on April 14, 2021 announced new guidance for plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries, record keepers and plan participants on best practices for maintaining cybersecurity, including tips on how to protect the retirement benefits of America’s workers. This is the first time … Continue reading US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES NEW CYBERSECURITY GUIDANCE
Understand How Fraud Artists Operate and Remain Vigilant Against Common Utility-Related Scams The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) marked November 20th as Utility Scam Awareness Day – a national effort to educate residents and businesses about the ways that scammers use utility-related schemes to scare or trick customers into sending them money or disclosing personal information. “Scam … Continue reading Utility Scam Awareness & Education
Multiple federal agencies sent out a joint alert on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 about ransomware activity targeting the healthcare and public health sector. The advisory, which was sent out by Cybersecurity and Infrastrustrure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), describes … Continue reading Ransomware Activity Targeting the Healthcare and Public Health Sector