Protect Rhode Island Consumers Protecting consumers is a top priority for our office. We help consumers resolve complaints against businesses, whether it’s a refund for a cancelled trip or services paid for but never delivered. From a $20 overcharge on your bill to complaint amounts in the thousands of dollars, we can help with issues that impact the lives of Rhode Islanders. Visit our Consumer Protection section to find out more. AG Neronha Issues Guidance to Protect American Rescue Plan Act payments for Rhode Islanders Attorney General Peter F. Neronha issued guidance last week reminding creditors, debt collectors and financial institutions that stimulus payments resulting from the federal government's American Rescue Plan Act are exempt from seizure or garnishment by debt collectors. Rhode Island to receive $2.59 million as part of multi-state settlement with McKinsey & Co. for the firm's role in "turbocharging" the opioid epidemic The $573 million settlement with one of the world's largest consulting firms, McKinsey & Company, resolves investigations into the company's role in working for opioid companies, helping those companies promote their drugs, and profiting from the opioid epidemic.