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

Date: June 11, 2013

Attorney General's Consumer Protection Staff to Present in Northern Idaho June 17-21

(Boise) – Consumer specialists from Attorney General Lawrence Wasden's office will be in northern Idaho the week of June 17-21, 2013, to talk about current scams and consumer fraud prevention.

There will be presentations at the following locations on these dates:

Spirit Lake
Monday - June 17
Spirit Lake Senior Center
32564 N 4th Avenue
623-6125
5:30 p.m., dinner presentation

Hayden
Tuesday - June 18
Hayden Senior Center
9428 N Government Way
762-7052
12:15 p.m., lunch presentation

Coeur d'Alene
Wednesday - June 19
Lake City Senior Center
1916 N Lakewood Dr.
667-4628
11:30 a.m., pre-lunch presentation

Sandpoint
Thursday - June 20
Sandpoint Senior Center
820 Main St.
263-6860
10:30 a.m.

East Bonner County Library
Thursday - June 20
1407 Cedar Street
265-2665
5:30 p.m.

Attorney General Wasden encourages the public to attend the presentations. Those who would like to purchase lunch/dinner tickets are encouraged to call and RSVP as soon as possible.

"We continue to receive reports of fraud ranging from mortgage foreclosure and sweepstake scams to misleading employment ads and e‑mail or text messages attempting to obtain consumers' bank account numbers," Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. "The consumer specialists will have information to help people avoid these and other forms of fraud. It is much easier to avoid cams 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 publications will be available at no cost to those in attendance. Consumer specialists will also answer questions about the resources available to assist consumers and explain 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 dispute resolution process for individual consumer complaints. Click here to learn more about Consumer Protection.

The Attorney General's consumer education program is paid for with money collected from his consumer protection enforcement actions. No tax money is used to pay for these programs.

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