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NV Attorney General hosts Consumer Protection Week events

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Posted at 2:04 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 17:06:45-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — March 3-9 is National Consumer Protection Week, a week intended to help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about their personal and financial information.

The Nevada Attorney General says he will re-emphasize consumer protection tips all week long, with a focus on technology-related issues.

The office will address some of the most common types of scams reported throughout the state.

Below is the schedule of events and consumer alerts for National Consumer Protection Week:

March 5th: Scams - The Office of the Nevada Attorney General will release a consumer advisory related to online game scams.

March 6th: Scams - The Office of the Nevada Attorney General will release a consumer advisory offering tips for staying safe on social media.

March 7th: Scams - The Office of the Nevada Attorney General will release a consumer advisory and PSA related to tech support scams.

March 8th: Radio - Attorney General Aaron 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.

March 9th: Event - Attorney General Aaron 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.