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Attorney General Hunter Seeks Consumer Champion Nominees

Attorney General Hunter Seeks Consumer Champion Nominees

Consumer Champion will be named April 24 at Consumer Protection Day

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter’s Consumer Protection Unit is seeking nominees for the 2018 Consumer Champion Award, given each year at the attorney general’s Consumer Protection Day.

This year’s Consumer Champion will be awarded to an individual who has assisted in preventing fraud against the elderly. Ideal nominees are individuals who have taken action to protect an Oklahoma senior citizen from scams or someone who has actively participated or volunteered in consumer advocacy programs to protect seniors.

Attorney General Hunter said his office chose to focus this year’s award on the elderly because senior citizens are among the most vulnerable.

“My office is committed to protecting senior citizens, which is why we are specifically seeking nominees who have gone above and beyond for elderly Oklahomans,” Attorney General Hunter said. “Crimes against the elderly are intolerable. By focusing this year’s award and program on how to prevent fraud and scams against our senior citizens, we hope to raise awareness for the need for families to stay involved with their aging loved ones to prevent them from becoming victims.”

To nominate a consumer champion, completed entry forms must be submitted to the Attorney General’s Office no later than April 10. Individuals are asked to email the completed form to consumerprotection@oag.ok.gov. The winner will be announced during a presentation ceremony at the Attorney General’s Office on Consumer Protection Day, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To access an entry form, click here

About Consumer Protection Day

In its eleventh year, the annual Consumer Protection Day invites the public to the Attorney General’s Office to learn how they can protect themselves and their loved ones from fraud and scams.

The event features state and federal agencies that will distribute free information on recent scams and how to look out for fraud. Agencies include: AARP, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Department of Consumer Credit, Oklahoma Insurance Department, Better Business Bureau and the FBI.

MIDCON Shredding will provide free document shredding. Individuals are encouraged to bring sensitive documents and materials, such as outdated credit cards, prescription information, bank statements and other information for safe disposal.