NATIONAL CONSUMER PROTECTION WEEK: AG HEALEY’S OFFICE PROVIDES GUIDANCE FOR CONSUMERS, HOSTS OUTREAC

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New Resources to Help Individuals Manage Their Consumer Identities

 

BOSTON – During the 19th annual National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Maura Healey is offering tips and resources to consumers to help protect themselves from fraud. The AG’s Office will also be participating in consumer education and outreach events across the state.

“Identity thieves continue to find more sophisticated ways to target personal and financial information, so for consumers, identity management can no longer be a spectator sport,” said AG Healey. “An educated consumer is better equipped to identify and steer clear of fraud, which is why we are making more resources available to empower individuals to understand and better manage their consumer identities.”

The AG’s Office fields thousands of consumer complaints annually and has helped many consumers resolve their complaint or get relief. For example, in 2016, divisions in the AG’s Office including CARD, the Consumer Protection Division, the Insurance and Financial Services Division, as well as the Student Loan Assistance Unit, provided help in: