Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Consumer Protection Week, which will take place from March 4th to March 9th, to promote, discuss, and highlight the work that the Consumer Protection Section does to protect Missourians from scams and fraud. The Missouri Attorney General’s Office joins other Attorneys General as well as national partners such as the Federal Trade Commission in promoting Consumer Protection Week.
“It’s my job as Attorney General to protect all six million Missourians, and the Consumer Protection Section works tirelessly every day to address consumer complaints, educate consumers of possible scams or fraud, and bring action whenever possible,” said Schmitt. “When I see Missourians fall victims to scams or fraud, I’m going to do whatever possible to bring those responsible to justice. Consumer Protection Week is a great way to educate Missourians on their rights and what the Missouri Attorney General’s Office can do to protect them from scams and fraud.”
The Consumer Protection Section of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office has many different responsibilities, but the most important is addressing scams and fraud in the state of Missouri. The Consumer Protection Section, led by Amy Haywood, also maintains and operates a No-Call List, reviews consumer complaints, investigates unscrupulous businesses and organizations, works with other states in multi-state investigations, and more.
Consumer Protection Week serves to educate Missourians on the many different types of scams and fraud and highlight important units within the Consumer Protection Section. Missourians are encouraged to follow along throughout the week for interviews with members of the Consumer Protection Section, helpful videos and graphics on how to report scams and fraud, tips for avoiding scams and fraud during tax season, and more.