Sequoya Library is hosting a three-event series about consumer protection (especially for seniors) with a representative from the Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection. There will be one per month, February through April.
February 24, 2-3PM | Sequoya Library
The Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will discuss the details of common scams that target seniors, the warning signs of a scam, and what to do if you or someone you know falls victim to a scam or fraud. Helpful factsheets from The Bureau of Consumer Protection will be available. As Wisconsin’s lead agency for consumer protection, the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection, provides information and education, mediates complaints, investigates cases, and takes enforcement actions to fight fraudulent and deceptive practices that harm consumers and honest businesses. No registration required.
Friday, March 24, 2-3PM | Sequoya Library
Identity theft continues to be the fastest growing crime in the United States. The more you learn about it, the less vulnerable you are. The Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will explain the different types of identity theft, how to recognize it and how to prevent it – including information about Fraud Alerts and Security Freezes. Receive tips for safeguarding personal information and how to recover from Identity Theft. Helpful brochures will be available. No registration required.
Friday, April 28, 2-3PM | Sequoya Library
The Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will present information on home improvement practices and contracts under Wisconsin law. Wisconsin residents sign home improvement contracts every day to make improvements to their homes and property. It is important to understand the consumer protection laws that are in place to protect you before you enter into this type of contract. As part of the presentation, you will learn about tips on hiring a contractor, contractor requirements, and required contract provisions. Home improvement resources will be available to all attendees. No registration required.