Schuette Encourages Attendance at August Consumer Education Programs

Contact: Andrea Bitely, Megan Hawthorne; (517) 373-8060

August 1, 2017

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today encouraged Michigan residents to attend at least one of the 47 community seminars offered through his office this August. With six different programs, the Consumer Protection Division will host events across the state, beginning August 4.

“As summer slowly comes to an end, a lot of Michigan residents are thinking through important decisions about the upcoming school year, ” said Schuette. “These programs are designed to help keep families, businesses, senior citizens – all Michigan consumers – informed and safe when they make a decision, whether it be about their finances, personal information, or social media presence.”

It is critical to be a savvy consumer and aware of tricks criminals use to steal from you. The Attorney General offers 45-minute seminars on: Identity Theft; Phone, Mail & e-Scams; Online Safety; Investment Fraud; Home Repair and Improvement; and In-Home Care & Senior Residences.

All events are free and open to the public. To attend, residents are asked to contact the venue to RSVP prior to the seminar. Venue contact information is located next to the event on the Consumer Protection event calendar.

Presentations Overview 

Consumer Education Presentations are available at your site on the topics outlined below:

Home Repair and Improvement - Learn the telltale signs of home repair scams, unscrupulous contractors, and how to navigate the home improvement process.

Identity Theft - Learn about the signs of identity theft, how to protect your personal information online and off, and what to do if you become an identity theft victim.

In-Home Care and Senior Residences - Learn about resources available to help you make the best decisions regarding care for yourself or your loved ones at home or in a senior residence.

Investment Fraud - Learn how to recognize fraudulent investments and obtain objective facts about reverse mortgages and annuities. Also provides information on how to investigate both the seller and the product before investing.

Online Safety - Learn how to protect your devices, money, and personal information while online. Also provides information on how to avoid common and emerging online scams.

Phone, Mail and e-Scams - Learn the telltale signs of scams prevalent in phone calls, mail, email, and texts, along with steps to take to minimize your risk of being victimized.

Register for a Consumer Education Presentation

If you want to host the Michigan Department of Attorney General for a presentation, please complete our online registration form below. You may also print out a copy of the registration form by clicking on the printable version here.

If you are interested in attending a presentation, please review our calendar of events to determine when we will be in your community. 

If you would like to receive our Consumer Education monthly newsletter, enter your email address here.

More Information:

One-page program summary.

Feedback Forms, Consumer Education Handouts and Flyer Templates. 

Contact Us

Consumer Protection Division

P.O. Box 30213

Lansing, MI 48909

517-373-1140

Fax: 517-241-3771

Toll free: 877-765-8388

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