Stories tagged with: National Consumer Protection Week

March 7, 2012 - 2:58pm
2 years 23 weeks ago

It's National Consumer Protection Week and a local organization is participating...

The Center for Seniors in Muskingum County held a program Wednesday for residents, to educate them on fraud. Support Services Director Debi Smith said that seniors should be aware of how con artists work, and who they prey upon.

"They're targeted because of their age, targeted because they're homebound. There's websites that people may get on for individuals that have a disability, and then,...

February 13, 2012 - 2:11pm
2 years 27 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Center for Seniors is working with the state to help protect senior citizens from fraud.

The Ohio Attorney Generals Office in partnership with the Ohio Consumers' Counsel and the Better Business Bureau are working together to present a resource fair for seniors and other members of the community.

Supportive Services Director Debi Smith said the aim of the resource fair is to protect the privacy of individuals in order to avoid identity theft.

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