CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is kicking off the office’s fourth annual Off to College Consumer Protection Week on Aug. 14. The weeklong series is designed to raise awareness of consumer protection issues facing students.
The event will touch upon identity theft, scholarships/financial aid and social media issues, as well as credit cards and employment/internships. The initiative aims to equip parents and students with information and resources needed to recognize emerging scams, fraudulent activity and their rights as a consumer.
“College is a time for students to experience new things and life away from home,” Morrisey said in a press release. “We want to make sure they are equipped to spot scams and fraudulent activity to avoid becoming victims themselves.”
The office will provide daily news releases and other tips via Facebook and Twitter to support the week’s objective. To learn about consumer protection efforts in West Virginia, visit www.ago.wv.gov/consumerprotection.