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National Consumer Protection Week

Looking to protect yourself from fraud, identity theft, and scams?

You came to the right place to learn about various consumer issues affecting us today.
Check out our National Consumer Protection Week Virtual Consumer Fair taking place virtually from March 1-5, 2021 at 12-1 pm HST.

Click on the button below for the workshop you want to attend.

*Notice: Each of these sessions may be recorded and used for educational purposes. If you do not wish your likeness to be videotaped, please turn off your camera before entering.

Monday, March 1, 12-1 pm Social Security Fraud
Jane Burigsay, Social Security Administration
Protect yourself from social security scams. Be on the lookout for fake calls and emails.

 

Tuesday, March 2, 12-1 pm  Keep Your Identity Safe
Eva Velasquez, Identity Theft Resource Center
Learn what you can do to minimize your risk for identity theft.

 

Wednesday, March 3, 12-1 pm  COVID-Related Scams
Sheela Sharma, Office of Consumer Protection
Learn about COVID-related scams, how to avoid them, and how to receive support

 

Thursday, March 4, 12-1 pm  Medicare and You
Volunteers, State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Learn about your Medicare benefits and how fraud affects your plan.

 

Friday, March 5, 12-1 pm Mail Scams
Brian Shaughnessy, US Postal Inspectors Service
Learn what to do if your mail has been stolen or compromised.

 

National Consumer Protection Week has been celebrated since 2005 in Hawaii and across the nation. To get more information about our national partners, check out the Federal Trade Commission.

 

NCPW Virtual Consumer Fair flyer available for download as PDF