Attorney General’s Office to Host Oklahoma Consumer Protection Day on February 21 at the State Capitol
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Attorney General’s Office will join other law enforcement agencies, legislators and media representatives on Thursday, February 21, for the 2013 Oklahoma Consumer Protection Day at the State Capitol. The free event is designed to help Oklahomans avoid fraud, identity theft and scams.
Consumer Protection Day will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the second floor rotunda. Free document shredding will be available on the south lawn of the Capitol until 2 p.m.
“The Attorney General’s Office is proud to once again host this important event for all Oklahomans,” Attorney General Scott Pruitt said. “We receive reports every day of families or senior homeowners who’ve been victimized by criminals through fraudulent contracting, financial scams or identity theft. Oklahomans need to be aware of how to avoid these crimes and protect their families from deceptive practices. The more information they have, the better prepared they’ll be.”
Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies will be available at information booths in the Capitol to discuss a variety of consumer issues. On the south lawn of the Capitol, Shred ItŪ, an Oklahoma City document shredding company, will provide free document shredding. To avoid long lines later in the day, participants are asked to arrive early.
At 8:30 a.m., First Assistant Attorney General Tom Bates will announce this year’s recipient of the Brad Edwards Consumer Champion Award along with Edwards’ daughter Ashton. The award is given annually in honor of late journalist Brad Edwards, who was a champion for consumers for 25 years with his “In Your Corner” segment on KFOR-TV Ch. 4 in Oklahoma City.
For more information on how to avoid identity theft or to report ID theft, fraud or scams go online to www.oag.ok.gov or call (405) 521-2029.