PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lori Sitler
Phone: (302) 577-8314
Pager: (302) 247-1132
Date: January 29, 2003
ATTORNEY GENERAL BRADY ANNOUNCES FIFTH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONSUMER PROTECTION WEEK
(Wilmington, DE): Attorney General M. Jane Brady today announced that her office will participate in National Consumer Protection Week, February 2 - 8, 2003, to highlight consumer protection and education efforts. The Consumer Protection Unit of the Attorney General's office handled over 20,000 complaints in 2002 and secured $3.1 million in restitution for Delaware consumers. Brady and the staff of her Consumer Protection Unit will participate in several speaking engagements at various locations statewide.
Members of the Consumer Protection Unit will also be available at the Concord Mall and Dover Mall, at a display outside of the Boscov's Department Stores, with consumer protection information throughout the week. Staff will be on hand at both malls on Sunday, February 2nd from Noon to 5 p.m.; between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. from Monday, February 3rd to Friday, February 7th and again on Saturday, February 8th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Attorney General will be speaking at the following locations:
Date Time Center Location
Tues., Feb. 4 10 a.m. Sellers Senior Center 500 Duncan Rd.
Wed, Feb. 5 11 a.m. Ocean View Leisure Cedar Neck & Sandy Cove Rds.
and Resource Cnt. Ocean View
Thurs., Feb. 6 8 a.m. Bethany-Fenwick Cripple Creek Country Club
Chamber of Commerce Dagsboro
Thurs., Feb. 6 10:30 a.m. Modern Maturity Sen. Cnt. 1121 Forrest Ave.
Fri., Feb. 7 10 a.m. Lewes Senior Cnt. 310 Nassau Park Rd.
Fri., Feb. 7 12:30 p.m. Nanticoke Senior Cnt. 310 Virginia Ave. Seaford
Mon., Feb. 10 11 a.m. St. Anthony's Senior Cnt. 1703 W. 10th St.
Members of the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Unit will be speaking at the
Date Time Center Location
Mon., Feb. 3 1 p.m. Oak Orchard Senior Cnt. Route 5
Tues., Feb. 4 11 a.m. Bridgeville Senior Cnt. 414 Market St.
Wed., Feb. 5 11 a.m. St. Patrick's Senior Cnt. 107 W. 14th St.
Wed., Feb. 5 1 p.m. Roxana Senior Center Pyle State Service Cnt.
Thurs., Feb. 6 11 a.m. Middletown-Odessa- 300 S. Scott St.
Townsend Senior Cnt. Middletown
Fri., Feb. 7 10 a.m. DeLaWarr Senior Cnt. 19 Lambson Lane
The theme of this year's national week is "Information Security". In Delaware, speakers
will focus on the topic, "Protecting Your Privacy". Attorney General Brady commented, "We want to reach out directly to the consumers affected by fraud. In light of the recent Federal Trade Commission report that identity theft fraud complaints nearly doubled last year, it is important for Delawareans to learn how to protect themselves and their personal information from being misused."
Organizers of this year's National Consumer Protection Week include the Federal Trade Commission, the National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators, the National Consumers League, AARP, the Better Business Bureau, the Consumer Federation of America, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the National Association of Attorneys General and the Federal Consumer Information Center. For more information, visit www.consumer.gov/ncpw or the Attorney General's website at attorneygeneral.delaware.gov.
To schedule a speaking engagement for your group, call Irene Carnahan at (302) 577-5282.