Do You Know How to Recognize a Scam?
The Ohio Attorney General’s office, in collaboration with the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, is scheduled to present a series of workshops to educate consumers in today’s tough economy. Come to Main Library, 325 Michigan St., on the dates listed below and learn about your consumer rights, the newest job scams and the tools to prevent identity theft.
Being a Smart Consumer – Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009/6:30-7:30PM: Protecting yourself from savvy scams is easy, as long as you have the right knowledge! Increase your consumer smarts at this workshop, where the top ten consumer complaints will be revealed and ways to protect yourself.
Job Seekers Beware – Tuesday, Oct. 20/6:30-7:30PM: A tough economy can wreak havoc on the job market; some companies prey on the unemployed. This workshop will both inform you on the latest fake check and opportunities scams, as well as give you the tools to protect yourself and your community.
Identity Theft – Tuesday, Nov. 17/6:30-7:30PM: With the increasing amount of information available on the World Wide Web, it is easier than ever for criminals to steal personal information. This workshop will help protect you as a consumer and preserve your identity.
Learn about your rights as a consumer by contacting the Ohio Attorney General’s office at www.SpeakOutOhio.gov or 800.282.0515.
Visit the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library and check out a variety of items on being a smart consumer, consumer rights, scams, identity theft and much more! Stop in at a branch near you and ask a librarian for assistance.
To register, call 419.259.5209