Attorney General Laxalt Partners with Federal Trade Commission to Educate Consumers on Fraud, ID Theft

 Webinar is free and open to the public

    May 31, 2018

    Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that his office is partnering with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for a free webinar available to the public. The webinar, titled Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in Nevada, begins at 11 a.m. on June 6th.

      The webinar will be focused on the top scams reported throughout the State of Nevada, and the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection and the FTC will partner together to offer tips on how to avoid being scammed and protect yourself from frauds. Topics included in the free webinar will be focused on identify theft, recovering from data breaches, IRS imposter calls, tech support scams, sweepstakes and grant scams, the grandparents scam, charity scams, debt scams, opportunity scams, and small business scams.

        “Education is the key to prevention,” said Laxalt, “And we are proud to work with our federal partners to help protect our communities from being scammed. I hope consumers will take advantage of this free opportunity to learn how to protect themselves from scammers seeking to steal their identity and empty their pockets.”

          The webinar will bring together several local organizations and agencies working on consumer protection issues in Nevada, including Nevada Consumer Affairs, the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, the Nevada’s Better Business Bureau, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Nevada’s Senior Medicare Patrol.

            To learn more information or sign up for this free webinar, visit the FTC’s events page here.