Release Date: February 26, 2021
Media Contact: Ti Gauger,
Public Information Officer, (608) 224-5007
MADISON – As
National Consumer Protection Week, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture,
Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is inviting the public to a forum intended
to help consumers identify and avoid scams and pitfalls in a complex
The event will take place virtually on Zoom on
Thursday, March 4 from noon to 1:00 p.m. U.S. Representative Gwen Moore will
provide an introduction at the summit. Additionally, DATCP, the Wisconsin
Department of Financial Institutions, the Wisconsin Department of
Transportation, and the Federal Trade Commission will give presentations before
responding to questions from participants.
A wide variety of consumer issues such as robocalls,
COVID-related scams, student loan debt, predatory lending, landlord-tenant issues,
and predatory and deceptive automotive sales practices, are expected to be
Registration is not required, but space is
limited to 350, so participants are encouraged to join promptly. For the event
information and access link, visit datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/ConsumerProtection.aspx.
Consumers across the state are encouraged
to utilize DATCP’s Consumer Protection Hotline toll-free at (800) 422-7128 or
by email: DATCPHotline@wisconsin.gov for information
on current scams, consumer laws and publications, and how to file a complaint.
Contact Consumer Protection when you have questions about topics such as auto
repair, deceptive advertising, home improvement, identity theft,
landlord-tenant issues, telemarketing, or “too good to be true” offers.
Consumer Protection fact sheets and additional resources can be found on our
website at www.datcp.wi.gov.
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