FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 3, 2017
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215
PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) kicks off next week and the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division will join with federal, state and local government agencies and national organization to celebrate this 19th annual event. NCPW is a coordinated campaign that encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions.
“The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division plays a vital role in the enforcement of laws that protect consumers and provide mediation services to help resolve complaints,” said Jackley. “Consumer Protection Week is a good reminder for consumers be on the lookout for scams and strive to be proactive.”
In 2016, the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division recovered $2,457,252 for South Dakota consumers. The Division fielded 32,670 consumer inquires including phone calls, emails and correspondences.
Follow us on Twitter @SDAttorneyGen as the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division will provide tweets on how to increase your consumer knowledge throughout NCPW.
The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division is committed to helping South Dakotas avoid falling victim to scams. One key component is education. The Division is available to present to organizations or groups if requested and we encourage those interested to contact us at 1-800-300-1986 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.