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Ohio Consumer Protection Summit

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Ohio Consumer Protection Summit

Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray invites you to attend the Ohio Consumer Protection Summit, a one-day event featuring keynote speakers Bob Sullivan, author of the New York Times Bestseller “Gotcha Capitalism” and his new book, “Stop Getting Ripped Off: Why Consumers Get Screwed and How You Can Always Get a Good Deal;” and David Vladeck, director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection and professor of law, Georgetown University Law Center.

Other panelists will discuss threats to consumers and what Ohioans can do to protect themselves from unfair and deceptive business practices, financial predators and sneaky fees.

March 4, 2010
8:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
View the complete schedule.

Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
50 N. Third St.
Columbus, OH 43215

The event is free, but space is limited.
 

Register at: http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/SpeakOutOhio/Ohio-Consumer-Protection-Summit/Registration

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
CLE or CEU credits are not available

National Consumer Protection Week is March 7-13

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010
 National Consumer Protection Week is March 7-13

In 2008, Ohioans lost over $3.7 million to fraudulent businesses. Being a victim of identity theft can cost you up to $5,000 in out of pocket expenses.

Become a smart consumer.

  • Visit the National Consumer Protection Week 2010 webpage at http://consumer.gov/ncpw/ which hosts interactive information for all ages
  • Train your community about Consumer Protection. Contact GOFBCI’s AmeriCorps* VISTAs to learn more about A Call to Action. 614-466-3398 or by email at togetherohio@governor.ohio.gov