Biden marks National Consumer Protection Week with seminars statewide
Wilmington – Attorney General Beau Biden announced that his office is marking National Consumer Protection Week (March 3-9) by conducting informational public forums across the state next week and directing Delawareans to online resources to help guard themselves against fraud. The forums will raise awareness of several widespread consumer frauds commonly investigated by his office, as well as investment scams and the crime of identity theft. Participants will learn how to protect themselves by recognizing signs that they or someone they know is being targeted, receive tips to avoid falling victim to a scheme, and learn about state and federal government resources available to help victims and their families.
“Your best protection against a scam or fraud is to avoid it in the first place,” Biden said. “We’re recognizing Consumer Protection Week by visiting with consumers in communities across our state to educate them about common scams and empower them with information to avoid being victimized. We invite all Delawareans to learn more about protecting themselves and their loved ones by attending a presentation, visiting our website at www.attorneygeneral.delaware.gov, or calling our Consumer Hotline at 800-220-5424.”
The Department’s presentations are as follows:
Tuesday, March 5th
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Modern Maturity Ctr.
1121 Forest Ave., Dover
Wednesday, March 6th
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
153 East Chestnut Hill Road, Newark
Friday, March 8th
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Seaford Public Library
600 N. Market St, Seaford
Each presentation will be led by staff from the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit and Securities Unit. Participant questions will be encouraged. Presentations are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
Delaware consumers are urged to report suspected scams or fraudulent solicitations to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit by calling 1-800-220-5424 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Consumers are also encouraged to visit the Attorney General’s website at www.attorneygeneral.delaware.gov to view a wide variety of helpful tips and educational information and instructions for filing consumer complaints.
Learn more about National Consumer Protection Week 2013 by visiting http://www.ncpw.gov.
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