National Consumer Protection WeekMarch 7th, 2011 at 4:28 pm by Susan Hogan under Consumer, General Talk
For more than 19 years I’ve been helping you protect yourself against scams, id theft, job schemes, you name it! During National Consumer Protection Week I will continue to help you fight back. The first event of the week started at the Providence Post Office where (insert shameless plug here) Colonel Brendan Doherty, RI State Police thanked me personally for helping to educate consumers over the years. I think we all realize that arming ourselves with information is the best defense against getting ripped off.
Your Information Destination
This year’s theme is “Your Information Destination.” It’s intended to highlight consumer education resources available, including delivering trust.com. The United States Postal Office of Consumer Affairs and the US Postal Inspection Service have launched this new website and according to their press release, the site features free fraud education and prevention videos about counterfeit checks, cross-border fraud, internet fraud, foreign lottery scams, work-at-home scams, ID theft and telemarketing fraud.
This week the RI Attorney Generals office will be hosting shred-a-thons statewide. You are invited to bring any of your personal documents to shred as a safe method of disposing of potentially sensitive information.
Shredding events are being held at:
Tuesday, March 8, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
City of Warwick Pilgrim Senior Center
27 Pilgrim Parkway
Wednesday, March 9, 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Woonsocket Public Library
303 Clinton Street
Thursday, March 10, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Middletown Police Station
123 Valley Road
Friday, March 11, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Stedman Government Center
4808 Tower Hill Road
Saturday, March 12, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Office of the Attorney General
150 South Main Street