State Rep. Beau LaFave announced three Consumer Education programs have been scheduled for Delta County over the next five weeks, with the first scheduled for Tuesday, July 31.
The programs are developed by the state Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division, which offers several different seminars across the state to help protect Michigan residents and provide up-to-date information on possible scams harming consumers. The office has held nearly 250 events educating more than 5,000 consumers in 2018, after hosting 720 programs with 14,500 attendees in 2017.
“Identity theft, phone scams and investment fraud are threats in the south central UP, just as it is across the entire state,” said LaFave, of Iron Mountain. “I’m thankful we have the Attorney General’s office coming here to help our residents protect their families and livelihoods because my office has received a lot of calls involving this kind of garbage. I encourage everyone to take advantage of these free events to protect their homes, loved ones and bank accounts.”
The Consumer Education seminars begin on July 31 in the Gladstone Public Library, located at 300 S. 10th St., with a presentation on recognizing investment fraud. This event, which begins at 10:30 a.m., is free.
In addition, the Attorney General’s office has announced the following presentations:
- Home repair and improvement at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14 in the Gladstone Public Library;
- In-home care and senior residences at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the Gladstone Public Library.