For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
Date: August 17, 2010
Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Staff to Visit Orofino
(Boise) – Consumer specialists from Attorney General Lawrence Wasden’s office will be in Orofino to talk about current scams and strategies for avoiding fraud. Wasden encourages the public to attend the session at the Clearwater Memorial Public Library in Orofino from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 24.
“We continue to receive reports of fraud ranging from debt management and mortgage modification scams to over-promising job-finding services and attempts to use e-mail or text messages to obtain consumers’ bank account numbers,” Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. “The consumer specialists will have information that will help people in Orofino avoid these and other scams. It is much easier to avoid these scams than it is to get your money back.”
The Attorney General’s pamphlet, Foreclosure Prevention and Foreclosure Scams: How to Tell the Difference, and the recently updated ProtecTeens Internet safety DVD, along with a variety of other consumer pamphlets, will be available at no cost to those in attendance. Consumer specialists will also answer questions and discuss how to file a consumer complaint.
The Attorney General’s consumer education program is paid for with money collected from consumer protection enforcement. No tax money is used to pay for consumer education.
The Consumer Protection Division enforces Idaho’s consumer protection laws, provides information to the public on consumer issues, and offers an informal mediation process for individual consumer complaints. To learn more, visit www.ag.idaho.gov and click on Consumer Protection.
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