March 2, 2020
LANSING— To celebrate the importance of National Consumer Protection Week which aims to help people make informed decisions about money, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel will host her first AG Scam Jam – a town hall focused on consumer protection – Wednesday, March 4 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the East Lansing Public Library.
This “JAM” (Just Ask Me) session is an opportunity for consumers to ask questions and for Nessel to share specifically what her office can and cannot do in consumer protection enforcement.
The Attorney General will also highlight common scams and key tips on how to avoid them, speak about the various resources the Michigan Department of Attorney General provides and break down the consumer complaint process.
“I am thrilled my office has put together this event as an opportunity for me to hear from and speak directly to the community—to not only hear about the scams they’ve encountered, but to also share the host of resources our office has to offer in consumer protection enforcement,” said Nessel. “This event is open to all ages because bad actors stop at nothing and no one when attempting to get our personal information. Thanks to East Lansing Mayor Pro Tem Aaron Stephens and the East Lansing Public Library for sharing in our commitment to ensure Michigan residents are equipped to fight back.”
Stephens will serve as moderator for the event.
“I’m honored to moderate this important event and would like to thank Attorney General Dana Nessel for choosing to host this first-ever Scam Jam right here in our East Lansing community and for her continued effort to engage and educate the citizens of Michigan,” said Stephens. “It is our hope that participants of this event walk away with more knowledge about how to recognize scams and what resources are available to them if they fall victim to a scam.”
This informative and interactive event is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 at the East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbott Road.
In addition to attending the AG Scam Jam, residents can follow the AG’s official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages along with subscribing to the department’s consumer alerts to receive the most up-to-date consumer news.
Consumers are always encouraged to contact the Consumer Protection Team to file a complaint online at mi.gov/agcomplaints or via phone by calling 877-765-8388.