Attorney General’s Office offering Consumer Protection Workshop


THE ATTORNEY GENERAL )S OFFICE IS HOSTING A ONE-STOP CONSUMER PROTECTION WORKSHOP IT )S THE FIRST TIME A-G HECTOR BALDERAS IS DOING AN OUTREACH PROGRAM OF THIS SORT

NEWS 13 )S SARA YINGLING IS LIVE DOWNTOWN WITH THE DETAILS DAVID– THIS MORNING–PEOPLE WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME DOWN HERE TO THE AG )S OFFICE IN ALBUQUERQUE TO SPEAK TO EXPERTS, FILE COMPLAINTS, AND LEARN HOW TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AGAINST SCAMS AND IDENTITY THEFT 4:41 the best tool for consumer protection is knowledge protect yourself be a smart consumer so you dont get yourlsef into a situation

4:49 CHOLLA KHOURY — DIRECTOR OF CONSUMER PROTECTION — SAYS MANY OF THE COMPLAINTS THAT THEY SEE HAVE TO DO WITH IDENTITY THEFT–AND WITH SCAMMERS TRYING TO REACH INSIDE YOUR POCKET FROM THE PHONE, INTERNET AND EVEN YOUR FRONT DOOR THAT )S WHY ADVOCATES WILL BE ON HAND TO HELP ANSWER QUESTIONS OR TAKE COMPLAINTS IF YOU )VE HAD A PROBLEM WITH A BUSINESS PEOPLE WHO ATTEND WILL ALSO BE LEARNING ABOUT CREDIT FREEZES–FRAUD ALERTS–AND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO ESPECIALLY IN THE WAKE OF SEVERAL HIGH PROFILE DATA BREACHES LIKE EQUAFAX ON TOP OF THAT– THERE WILL BE INFORMATION ON WHERE TO GO– WHO TO REPORT IT TO– AND WHAT RESOURCES ARE OUT THERE TO RESOLVE ANY ISSUES

WHILE THIS IS OPEN TO EVERYBODY — THEY HOPE THAT SERVICE MEMBERS AND VETERANS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TODAY )S WORKSHOP–SINCE THEY )RE MORE AT RISK OF BEING SCHEMED 2:20 veterans and service members who move around a lot and have multiple addresses are often targeted for many of the scams 2:28 KHOURY SAYS IF YOU BECOME A VICTIM OF A SCAM OR IDENTITY THEFT–REPORT IT TO POLICE– THE A- G–THEN GO TO YOUR CREDIT BUREAUS TO PUT A FREEZE ON YOUR CREDIT THANKS SARA AGAIN– THIS WORKSHOP IS THIS MORNING FROM 10 TO 3–AT THE ALBUQUERQUE OFFICE NEAR THIRD AND COPPER

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