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Attorney General reminds all to be wary, skeptical consumers
March 6-12, 2011 is National Consumer Protection Week
By Shelley Catharine Johnson
News from the attorney general's office
Attorney General Jack Conway is joining local, state and federal consumer protection agencies and advocacy organizations in supporting the 13th annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), being held March 6-12. This coordinated education campaign is designed to raise awareness about the importance of consumer education and encourages consumers to take full advantage of their consumer rights.
"Scams and fraudulent activities occur every day, so it's important for Kentuckians of all ages to be wise consumers," General Conway said. "My office is committed to educating consumers on how to stay safe online, protect their privacy, avoid identity theft and protect themselves against financial fraud."
General Conway's Office of Consumer Protection enforces the Kentucky Consumer Protection Act to safeguard the state's consumers and combat unethical business practices. Since General Conway took office in January 2008, his consumer protection office has handled more than 72,000 consumer complaints and inquiries. It has also recovered more than $13 million for the Kentucky consumers and taxpayers through dispute resolution services and litigation. Additionally, the office has conducted more than 170 Internet safety programs reaching nearly 51,000 participants.
The following are some important consumer protection tips for kids, seniors and businesses:
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