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Biden marks National Consumer Protection Week with statewide seminars

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Monday, March 8, 2010



Attorney General Beau Biden announced that the Delaware Department of JusticeDate Time Location

 

Monday, March 8 8:45 – 9:45 am Modern Maturity Center, 11221 Forrest Ave, Dover

Monday, March 8 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Frederica Senior Center, 216 Market St, Frederica

Wednesday, March 10 10:00 – 11:00 am

Georgetown Senior Center, 546 S. Bedford St,

Georgetown

Wednesday, March 10 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Roxana CHEER Center, 34314 Pyle Center Rd,

Frankford

Wednesday, March 10 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Long Neck CHEER Center, 26089 Long Neck Rd,

Millsboro

Friday, March 12 9:30 – 10:00 am

Mid County Sr. Center, First Regiment Rd,

Wilmington

Friday, March 12 10:30 – 11:30 am

Newark Senior Center, 200 White Chapel Drive,

Newark

Friday, March 12 12:15 – 1:00 pm

New Castle Senior Center, 400 South Street, New

Castle

Friday, March 12 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Ingleside Retirement Community, 1005 N. Franklin

Street, Wilmington

CONTACT JASON MILLER

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

PHONE (302) 577-8949

CELL (302) 893-8939

Jason.Miller@delaware.gov

JANICE FITZSIMONS

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

JOSEPH R. BIDEN, III

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Each presentation will be led by a Deputy Attorney General from the Attorney General’s

Consumer Protection 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

consumer.protection@delaware.gov

is marking National Consumer Protection Week by conducting informational public forums across

Delaware today through Friday. The Department’s presentations will focus on the common consumer

crimes of identity theft as well as charity fraud, brought into focus in the aftermath of the Haiti and

Chile earthquakes and the Attorney General’s recent warning to be alert for schemes purporting to be

legitimate earthquake relief charities.

“The best protection against consumer fraud is to prevent it in the first place,” Attorney General

Biden stated. “We’re recognizing Consumer Protection Week by traveling to every corner of our state

to talk with consumers, and in particular seniors, about common scams and frauds and educate them

about how to avoid becoming victims. We invite all Delawareans to learn more about protecting

themselves and their families by attending our presentations, visiting our website, or calling our

Consumer Hotline at 800-220-5424.”

The Department’s presentations are taking place as follows:

. Consumers are also encouraged to visit the Attorney General’swebsite at

information, instructions for filing consumer complaints, as well as “consumer alert” notices that draw

attention to specific frauds and scams.

Learn more about National Consumer Protection Week by visiting

www.consumer.gov/ncpw # # #

 
www.attorneygeneral.delaware.gov to view a wide variety of helpful tips and educational

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Biden marks National Consumer Protection Week with statewide seminars

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Monday, March 8, 2010



Attorney General Beau Biden announced that the Delaware Department of JusticeDate Time Location

 

Monday, March 8 8:45 – 9:45 am Modern Maturity Center, 11221 Forrest Ave, Dover

Monday, March 8 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Frederica Senior Center, 216 Market St, Frederica

Wednesday, March 10 10:00 – 11:00 am

Georgetown Senior Center, 546 S. Bedford St,

Georgetown

Wednesday, March 10 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Roxana CHEER Center, 34314 Pyle Center Rd,

Frankford

Wednesday, March 10 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Long Neck CHEER Center, 26089 Long Neck Rd,

Millsboro

Friday, March 12 9:30 – 10:00 am

Mid County Sr. Center, First Regiment Rd,

Wilmington

Friday, March 12 10:30 – 11:30 am

Newark Senior Center, 200 White Chapel Drive,

Newark

Friday, March 12 12:15 – 1:00 pm

New Castle Senior Center, 400 South Street, New

Castle

Friday, March 12 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Ingleside Retirement Community, 1005 N. Franklin

Street, Wilmington

CONTACT JASON MILLER

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

PHONE (302) 577-8949

CELL (302) 893-8939

Jason.Miller@delaware.gov

JANICE FITZSIMONS

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

JOSEPH R. BIDEN, III

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Each presentation will be led by a Deputy Attorney General from the Attorney General’s

Consumer Protection 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

consumer.protection@delaware.gov

is marking National Consumer Protection Week by conducting informational public forums across

Delaware today through Friday. The Department’s presentations will focus on the common consumer

crimes of identity theft as well as charity fraud, brought into focus in the aftermath of the Haiti and

Chile earthquakes and the Attorney General’s recent warning to be alert for schemes purporting to be

legitimate earthquake relief charities.

“The best protection against consumer fraud is to prevent it in the first place,” Attorney General

Biden stated. “We’re recognizing Consumer Protection Week by traveling to every corner of our state

to talk with consumers, and in particular seniors, about common scams and frauds and educate them

about how to avoid becoming victims. We invite all Delawareans to learn more about protecting

themselves and their families by attending our presentations, visiting our website, or calling our

Consumer Hotline at 800-220-5424.”

The Department’s presentations are taking place as follows:

. Consumers are also encouraged to visit the Attorney General’swebsite at

information, instructions for filing consumer complaints, as well as “consumer alert” notices that draw

attention to specific frauds and scams.

Learn more about National Consumer Protection Week by visiting

www.consumer.gov/ncpw # # #

 
www.attorneygeneral.delaware.gov to view a wide variety of helpful tips and educational

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Keep up to date by receiving a daily digest email, around noon, of current news release posts from state agencies on news.delaware.gov.

Here you can subscribe to future news updates.