For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
(208) 334-4112

Date: March 4, 2013

Attorney General's Consumer Protection Staff to Present at Boise Public Library March 6th and March 7th

(Boise) – Consumer specialists from Attorney General Lawrence Wasden's Office will discuss topics relevant to Idaho consumers at the Boise Public Library Downtown branch, 715 S Capitol Blvd. Wasden invites the public to attend. Presentations are scheduled for Wednesday, March 6, 12:00 – 4:00 pm and Thursday, March 7, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The consumer specialists will be available to answer questions on consumer topics and will provide a variety of consumer educational materials. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service will also be on hand to discuss various types of mail fraud.

"We continue to receive reports of fraud ranging from bank and mortgage scams, to misleading job offers and ads and attempts to use e-mail or text messages to obtain consumers' bank account numbers," Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. "Our consumer specialists will have information to help people 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 Senior Citizens Manual, Identity Theft and Internet Safety publications, and the 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 about the office's consumer resources, including how to file a consumer complaint.

The Attorney General's consumer education program is paid for with money collected from the office's consumer protection enforcement actions. 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. Click here to learn more.

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