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

Date: May 10, 2013

Attorney General's Consumer Protection Staff to Present in Emmett on Wednesday

(Boise) – Consumer specialists from Attorney General Lawrence Wasden's office will be in Emmett on Wednesday, May 15, to talk about current scams and consumer fraud prevention. Attorney General Wasden encourages the public to attend the presentation, which begins at 12:00 noon at the Gem County Senior & Community Center, 719 S John's Ave in Emmett.

Those who would like to purchase lunch tickets are encouraged to call the center at 365-4343 and RSVP as soon as possible.

"We continue to receive reports of fraud ranging from bank and mortgage scams, and sweepstake 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. "The 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, ProtecTeens Internet safety DVD, and 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 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 our Consumer Protection section.

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.

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