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Attorney General Marty Jackley Joins in Promoting Consumer Protection Week

 

PIERRE, S.D.- Attorney General Marty Jackley is joining state, federal, and local consumer protection agencies and consumer advocacy organizations in supporting the 13th annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), being held March 6-12. This coordinated education campaign encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights.
 
“South Dakota consumers are faced with fraudulent activities every day, so it is important to equip them with the best resources to better protect them,” said Jackley. “Our Consumer Protection Division works diligently to educate consumers so that they are less likely to fall victim to these scams. Education is the key to recognition and prevention of fraud.”
 
Check the Attorney General’s Office website at atg.sd.gov for more consumer tips and how to report a consumer complaint.
 
The National Association of Attorneys General is one of the participating organizations for NCPW. Attorneys General are a leading consumer protection force in the nation. Most have primary responsibility for the enforcement of state consumer protection statutes. Attorneys General oversee their consumer protection units and develop enforcement strategies.
 
For more information about NCPW visit http://www.ncpw.gov/.
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Monday, February 28, 2011
CONTACT: Sara Rabern, (605) 773-3215