Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is hosting a consumer education seminar at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the Middletown Senior Center, located at 670 Green End Avenue, Middletown. Media is welcome to cover the event.
The presentation will include information on the most common consumer scams, how to spot a scam, how to protect from identity theft, and other consumer-related issues.
The Attorney General and the Consumer Protection Unit investigate and mediate consumer complaints concerning unfair and unlawful business practices and misleading advertising arising out of alleged violations of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act. If groups of people are victimized by a deceptive trade practice, the Office may file in the Superior Court a civil investigative demand, which is a formal investigation. In appropriate cases, a lawsuit to stop the illegal business practice may be initiated.
The Consumer Protection Unit also speaks to community groups throughout the State on how to prevent being a victim of identity theft and other scams. Last year, the Consumer Protection Unit gave more than 70 presentations across the State.
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