CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has announced it will various events across central and southern West Virginia aimed at consumer education and fighting fraud as part of National Consumer Protection Week 2017.
The AG's office collaborates with the Federal Trade Commission and more than 100 federal, state and local agencies, consumer groups and national organizations to raise awareness about consumer fraud issues for the event, which runs March 5-11 this year.
“Consumers must be educated on ways they can protect themselves,” Morrisey said in a statement. “There is never a shortage of scam artists trying to take advantage of anyone that could fall prey to their tactics.”
The week’s events include:
* March 7: 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Consumer Protection Presentation at the Buffalo Senior Center, 48 Wrights Ln., Buffalo
* March 8: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Consumer Education Booth at the Rainelle City Hall, 201 Kanawha Ave., Rainelle
* March 8: 11 a.m. –12:30 p.m. – Scam Presentation and Consumer Education Booth at the Wyoming County Council on Aging, 695 Mountaineer Hwy., Mullens
* March 8: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – U.S. Postal Service Consumer Day Celebration at the U.S. Post Office, Lee St., Charleston
* March 9: 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Consumer Education Booth at the Welch City Hall, 88 Howard Ave., Welch
* March 9: 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Consumer Protection Presentation at the Caperton Senior Center inside Chesapeake City Hall, 12404 MacCorkle Ave., Chesapeake
* March 10: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Consumer Education Booth at the Sutton City Hall, 450 4th St., Sutton
* March 10: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Consumer Education Booth at the Huntington Mall, 500 Mall Rd., Barboursville
* March 10: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Free credit reports at the West Virginia Attorney General Consumer Protection Division, 812 Quarrier St., 1st Floor, Charleston (Appointment only: Call 304-558-8986)