In observance of National Consumer Protection Week, the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection is launching an outreach campaign encouraging consumers to learn how to avoid frauds and scams and be informed.
“Connecticut has always been a leader in protecting consumers from unfair business practices and unsafe goods in the marketplace,” Governor Dannel P. Malloy said. “We’re taking this opportunity to remind Connecticut residents about the many consumer protections our state offers, and I encourage consumers young and old to visit the new website, SmartConsumer.ct.gov.” The site includes advice on spotting and avoiding scams such as travel fraud, rental scams, pyramid schemes and modeling scams, along with information for stopping unwanted mail, hiring home improvement contractors, and staying safe online. Read more
Also see the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection’s related video on YouTube.