WV Attorney General Schedules Consumer Protection Week Events

CHARLESTON — As part of National Consumer Protection Week, which began today, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey unveiled a schedule of events for consumers to go to throughout the state to learn more about scams and protecting their identity. 

 
“Mobile office hours and educational booths planned by our Office this week will be a very helpful resource for consumers to learn about the latest scams and how they can protect their personal, identifiable information,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “One of our Office’s goals during National Consumer Protection week is to educate local consumers with the information and tools necessary to help them avoid being taken advantage of or losing their hard-earned money to a scam.”
 
The mobile office hours and informational booths hosted by the Office’s consumer outreach and compliance specialists are scheduled as follows:
  • Mobile office hours from 10-11 a.m. March 3 at the Taylor County Senior Center, U.S. Route 119, Grafton;
  • Mobile office hours 11 a.m.-noon March 3 at the Summer County Council on Aging, 120 Second Ave., Hinton;
  • Mobile office hours from 11 a.m.-noon March 3 at the Brooke County Courthouse, 632 Main St., Wellsburg;
  • Mobile office hours from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 3 at the Anna Mae Reedy Senior Center, 103 W. Fifth Ave., Ranson;
  • Mobile office hours from 11 a.m.-noon March 4 at the Clarksburg Senior Center, 500 W. Main St., Clarksburg;
  • Mobile Office Hours 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 4 at the Webster County Senior Center, 148 S. Court St., Webster Springs;
  • Consumer education booth and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 4 at Shepherd University’s Ram’s Den in Shepherdstown;
  • Consumer education booth from 1:30-3 p.m. March 4 at the Harrison County Library. 404 W. Pike St., Clarksburg;
  • Mobile office hours from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 5 at the Jackson County Commission on Aging, 121 S. Court St., Ripley;
  • Consumer education booth from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 5 at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Martinsburg;
  • Mobile office hours 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 5 at the Richwood Nutrition Site, 4 Valley Ave., Richwood;
  • Open office hours from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 6 at the Martinsburg Office of the Attorney General, 269 Aikens Center, Martinsburg;
  • Consumer education booth from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 6 at the Huntington Mall in Barboursville;
  • Consumer education booth from 4-8 p.m. March 6 at the Marshall County Home and Business Expo at the Old State Penitentiary in Moundsville;
  • Consumer education booth from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 7 at the Marshall County Home and Business Expo at the Old State Penitentiary in Moundsville; and
  • Consumer educational booth on March 7-8 at the Hunting and Fishing Show at Mylan Park in Morgantown.
The mobile office hours are open to the public; reservations are not required. 

“Our office hopes to see consumers at one of the events in their community to answer questions, listen to concerns, and educate them on how our Office can help protect them from scammers,” Morrisey said.
 
If you believe you have been the victim of a scam or an unscrupulous business, call the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 800-368-8808 or the Eastern Panhandle field office in Martinsburg at 304-267-0239. To file a report online, go to www.wvago.gov.
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