FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Monday, March 7, 2016
CONTACT: Sara Rabern, (605) 773-3215
Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division to Participate in National Consumer Protection Week
PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) kicks off this week and the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division will join with federal, state and local government agencies and national organization to celebrate this 18th 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. “This week highlights the importance of all consumer organizations working together to spread awareness and protect consumers."
In 2015, the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division recovered $2,632,056 for South Dakota consumers. The Division fielded 34,669 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.
Any consumer that has a complaint about goods or services, or has questions about possible scams or violations of consumer protections laws are encouraged to contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-300-1986 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.