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WV Attorney General Morrisey announces events to jumpstart National Consumer Protection Week

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Visitors to today’s West Virginia Fishing & Hunting Show at Mylan Park Expo Center can expect to find an information booth from the office of Attorney General Patrick Morrisey with information on National Consumer Protection Week.

The Attorney General announced his office will host various events to jumpstart National Consumer Protection Week, all aimed at consumer education and fighting fraud. Morrisey is collaborates with the Federal Trade Commission and federal, state and local agencies, consumer groups and national organizations to raise awareness about consumer fraud issues from today through Saturday, March 10.

W. Va. Attorney General
Patrick Morrisey

“Consumers must be educated on ways they can protect themselves,” Morrisey said. “There is never a shortage of scam artists trying to take advantage of anyone that could fall prey to their tactics.”

Events take place across the Mountain State beginning Sunday and Monday at the following locations. Additional events for the remainder of the week will be announced Monday.

Sunday, March 4

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Information Booth at WV Fishing & Hunting Show, Mylan Park Expo Center, 500 Mylan Park Ln., Morgantown
  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Information Booth at South Jefferson Public Library, 49 Church St., Summit Point

Monday, March 5

  • 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Mobile Office Hours at Berkeley County Senior Center, 217 North High St., Martinsburg
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Credit Reporting Information Table at West Virginia State University, James C. Wilson University Union, 301 Washington Ave., Dunbar
  • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Mobile Office Hours at Hedgesville Public Library, 207 N. Mary St., Hedgesville
  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Mobile Office Hours at Mercer County Courthouse lobby, 1501 W. Main St., Princeton

Consumers with questions can contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-368-8808, the Eastern Panhandle Consumer Protection Office in Martinsburg at 304-267-0239 or visit the office online at www.wvago.gov.

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