March 1, 2019
Carson City, NV – Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford and his Bureau of Consumer Protection will join attorneys general throughout the country to celebrate National Consumer Protection Week from March 3-9, 2019. This week is widely acknowledged as a time to help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about caring for their personal and financial information.
Through National Consumer Protection Week, AG Ford re-emphasizes consumer protection tips and urges Nevadans to learn more about how to protect themselves against scams and theft of private information. This year, the Office of the Nevada Attorney General will focus on technology-related consumer protection issues. Consumer alerts and events throughout the week will address ways that Nevadans can protect themselves from some of the most common types of scams reported throughout the state.
“National Consumer Protection Week is a coordinated campaign to help consumers make informed decisions and protect themselves from fraud,” said AG Ford. “Consumer protection is one of my top priorities as Attorney General. Education is the first step toward prevention, so my office is doubling its efforts to inform consumers about the latest scams affecting our communities.”
Below is the schedule of events and consumer alerts that will be released in connection with National Consumer Protection Week:
- Monday, March 5th: Scams – Our office will release a consumer advisory related to online game scams.
- Wednesday, March 6th: Scams – Our office will release a consumer advisory offering tips for staying safe on social media.
- Thursday, March 7th: Scams – Our office will release a consumer advisory and PSA related to tech support scams.
- Friday, March 8th: Radio – AG Ford and the Bureau of Consumer Protection will speak to listeners of Nevada Public Radio about the latest local scams. Listeners will have the opportunity to call in and ask questions related to scams and consumer protection during the segment. The segment will begin at 9:00 a.m.
- Saturday, March 9th: Event – AG Ford will host an event with his office’s Home Again homeowner relief program and the City of North Las Vegas to advise Nevadans on the latest scams and share tips for identifying and preventing fraud.
More information about National Consumer Protection Week is available here. Consumers looking for information to protect themselves from scams may visit the Office of the Nevada Attorney General’s website and the Federal Trade Commission’s website.
The Office of the Nevada Attorney General welcomes information about all scams, and consumers who may have fallen victim to a scam may file complaints with our office here.