Florida

Florida consumer agency hosts seven consumer protection events for NCPW

In celebration of National Consumer Protection Week 2014, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is hosting the following events for Florida’s consumers:

Monday

  • Consumer protection presentations will be done at South Sumter High School in Bushnell, Florida.

Tuesday Continue Reading >

Florida’s Orange County shows college students how to fight fraud

The Orange County Consumer Fraud Unit will host a Grand Fair at Rollins College in Winter Park on February 25-26, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., both days. The fair will provide the students of Rollins College useful information on a multitude of consumer protection topics of their interest. Partners include:

  • The Florida Attorney General’s Office
  • The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Orange County Consumer Fraud Unit
  • Central Florida Better Business Bureau
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NCPW News/Events

Hillsborough County offers tips to renters

In observance of the 16th Annual National Consumer Protection Week, the Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Agency in Tampa, Florida, has joined other experts to help educate consumers to make better financial decisions. Find the top five tips to “Avoid the Rip-Offs of Renting” by visiting us online. Also, here is a list of NCPW events happening in the county during the week: Continue Reading >

National Consumer Protection Week: Be An Educated Consumer

The Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Agency joins federal and state government agencies for the 15th Annual National Consumer Protection Week March 3-9 to provide practical tips to help consumers make better financial decisions. Continue Reading >

Orange County (FL) focuses on fraud for NCPW

In 2015, Florida ranked first for fraud and third for identify theft consumer complaints nationwide. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford ranked 32nd for fraud and 22nd for identify theft. Sadly, con artists like to ply their trade in our region.

Florida — especially Central Florida — is a transient state with millions of tourists yearly. Predators see this as a golden opportunity since families enjoying vacation tend to let their guards down. But the presence of tourists doesn’t make residents any safer from fraud. The internet has added more opportunities to entice people into a trap. Continue Reading >

Pinellas County Hosts Events for National Consumer Protection Week

In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week 2016, Pinellas County Consumer Protection and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services are hosting a Consumer Protection Fair on Saturday, March 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Several local and state consumer protection agencies are participating in the event. Come meet representatives from these agencies, learn about the latest in consumer fraud, and learn ways to avoid scams.  Continue Reading >

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NCPW News/Events

Pinellas County Justice & Consumer Services celebrates NCPW 2014

Pinellas County’s Justice & Consumer Services, Office of Consumer Protection is joining federal, state and local government agencies nationwide to celebrate National Consumer Protection Week 2014, which runs from March 2 to 8. In recognition, Pinellas County Consumer Protection has planned several events, including public presentations and information booths to provide free resources to help people protect their privacy, manage money and debt, avoid identity theft, understand credit and steer clear of frauds and scams. Continue Reading >