Family and Consumer Sciences News Release

  • February 16, 2022

OSU Extension Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week

Looking to protect yourself from fraud, identity theft, and scams? Maybe you’re wondering about the best way to use credit, how to shop for a used car, or maximize your security online. OSU Extension Hancock County is working with the Ohio Consumers’ Council to host a free  virtual program on Wednesday, March 9th from 12:30-1:30 ET, featuring

  • Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel
  • Office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost
  • United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)
  • Social Security Administration
  • ProSeniors / Senior Medicare Patrol

There will be time for attendees to get their questions answered, as well.  See the attached flyer for more information and the registration link.

For more information about protecting yourself from scams and other consumer advice specific to Ohio, visit the Ohio Attorney General’s office at: https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Individuals-and-Families/Consumers, and/or the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel:  https://www.occ.ohio.gov/avoiding-scams-and-nuisance-calls .  Also, for other free consumer resources and consumer protection-related information visit:  http://www.ftc.gov/ncpw and read the latest from consumer protection experts.