West Virginia Attorney General issued the following announcement on Aug. 9.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announces the office’s sixth annual Off to College Consumer Protection Week begin Monday, Aug. 12. The weeklong series is designed to raise awareness of consumer protection issues facing students.
The series will touch upon identity theft, scholarships/financial aid and using secure Wi-Fi connections, as well as watching out for housing and internship/employment scams. The initiative aims to equip parents and students with information and resources needed to recognize scams, fraudulent activity and their rights as a consumer.
“Going away to college is an exciting time as students experience new things,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “One thing we don’t want students to experience is becoming the victims of identity theft or scams.”
The office will provide daily news releases and other tips via Facebook and Twitter to support the week’s objective.
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