Attorney General Kane Reminds Residents of Important Hotlines During Sunshine Week

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane yesterday reminded Commonwealth residents that her office can assist with a variety of criminal, civil, and consumer issues and that it is committed to making sure residents receive the help they need.

The announcement coincides with Sunshine Week, a national initiative aimed at promoting a dialogue on the importance of open government and freedom of information, according to the website. The event runs March 15-21.

The Attorney General’s office has several hotlines available to help Commonwealth residents connect with someone best suited to address their questions or concerns.

• Child Predator Section: 800-385-1044
• Elder Abuse: 866-623-2137
• Financial Enforcement Section: 866-275-9953
• Bureau of Narcotics Investigations: 800-442-8006
• Bureau of Consumer Protection: 800-441-2555
• Do Not Call list: 888-777-3406
• Health Care Section: 877-888-4877
• Education and Outreach: 800-525-7642
• Home Improvement information: 888-520-6680

In addition, residents can send anonymous tips to the office:

• Those who suspect an online predator or child sexual abuse can text PAKIDS + YOUR TIP to 847411.
• Anyone who has witnessed a drug deal in their neighborhood or suspects illegal drug activity where they live or work can text PADRUGS + YOUR TIP to 847411.

Right-to-Know requests may also be submitted to the Office of Attorney General. Instructions for filing a request are available here.

Visit the Attorney General’s website at for additional information.

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