March 2 - 8, 2014: Consumer Protection Week

WHEREAS, for the 16th consecutive year, local, state and federal government agencies and organizations are celebrating National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), a coordinated effort that encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions; and,

WHEREAS, NCPW is an opportunity to share tips and information that will help consumers better manage money and debt, stay safe online and protect their privacy and identity by avoiding fraud and scams; and,

WHEREAS, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) has a staff of professionals dedicated to protecting Michigan consumers by assuring safe and reliable energy, telecommunications and transportation services at reasonable rates and ensuring that companies that it regulates are safe and follow MPSC rules and state law; and,

WHEREAS, the MPSC assists customers with electric, natural gas, telecom and cable inquiries and complaints, and offers a number of consumer protection-related tips; and

WHEREAS, the MPSC understands that customer data privacy is a priority for customers, energy providers and the Commission, and vows to continuously assure that data protection standards, practices and procedures guide the delivery of electric, natural gas, telecom and cable services; and,

WHEREAS, during this week, we raise awareness of the importance of consumer protection and encourage citizens of all ages throughout Michigan to become more informed and empowered consumers; 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim Sunday, March 2 through Saturday, March 8, 2014 as Consumer Protection Week in Michigan