Fairfax County hosts consumer education events for NCPW 2014

Fairfax County Consumer Affairs will host the following events for National Consumer Protection Week 2014:

Unclaimed Property Search - Virginia Department of Treasury, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Virginia Department of the Treasury's Unclaimed Property Division may be holding your un-cashed paychecks, lost stocks, bonds, dividends, utility deposits, insurance claims, and more. Stop by to meet with representatives from the Virginia Department of Treasury to see if any money is owed to you.  Last year, over $400,000 was returned to consumers during NCPW. Here are the locations:

Monday, March 3: Fairfax County Courthouse, Cafeteria, Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax

Tuesday, March 4: Pennino Building Lobby, Government Center Parkway, Fairfax

Wednesday, March 5: Herrity Building Lobby, Government Center Parkway, Fairfax

Thursday, March 6: Fairfax County Government Center, Government Center Parkway, Fairfax

Friday, March 7: South County Center, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria

Tuesday, March 4: How to Get Money-Saving Information Before You Buy a Product or Service.   

Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, 22180, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. 

Are you seeking health care resources, investment data, or want to know more about a product or service, such as a mobile device or home improvement contractor? Do you know how to use databases at your local library, or how to get consumer and tenant-landlord information 24/7 online before you spend your money or sign a contract?  Join the Fairfax County Consumer Affairs Branch and library staff to learn about available resources.

Tuesday, March 4: Connecting Your Home – Fiber, Copper, and Wireless

Fairfax County Government Center, Conference Rooms 4/5, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Do you have questions about how to choose a provider of telephone, television and Internet services in today’s broadband world?  Join the Communications Policy and Regulation as they discuss the types of networks available in Fairfax County, factors to consider in choosing a provider, 9-1-1 issues, and the transition from legacy copper-based telephone networks to fiber-optic systems.

Wednesday, March 5: What You Need To Know Before You Hire A Contractor

Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

If you are planning home repairs or want to get started on a major remodeling project, you need to know how to hire a contractor. Join the Fairfax County Consumer Affairs Branch for information on why and how to hire a licensed contractor so you can avoid home repair scams. This workshop is sponsored jointly with the Annandale Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE).  Registration is not required. 

Thursday, March 6: Protecting Your Personal Information from Fraud and Identity Theft

JCCNV, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Protecting your personal and financial information whether shopping in the mall, online, or by mail, requires awareness, alertness, and knowledge. To find out how to protect yourself against fraudulent charges and identity theft, join the Fairfax County Consumer Affairs Branch in partnership with the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia to discuss steps you can take as part of your daily routine to reduce your risk should a data or security breach occur. Registration for non-members of the JCCNV is requested.  Call Consumer Affairs at 703-222-8435.

Thursday, March 6: Is Your Diamond a True Gem or a Brilliant Deception?

Fairfax County Government Center, Conference Rooms 4/5, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Buying a diamond requires an understanding of not just the price but the qualities and characteristics that make it unique. Before you buy the “perfect” diamond or to find out the value of diamonds or other jewelry you own, join Graduate Gemologist, Master Gemologist Appraiser, Martin D. Fuller, to learn the fundamentals of diamonds.  In this hands-on workshop, he will show you how to tell if your diamond is a true gem or a brilliant deception.  Bring your diamonds and questions!

For more information, you may visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/consumer, email consumer@fairfaxcounty.gov, or call 703-222-8435 TTY 711.



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