National Consumer Protection Week is March 5-11. Fraud and other consumer exploitation takes many forms. Awareness and knowledge can greatly reduce the likelihood you will be duped.
Identity theft, for example, continues to a have a huge and detrimental financial effect. A 2016 Identity Fraud Study by Javelin Strategy & Research reported losses of more than $112 billion nationwide during the past six years, with an unknown number of cases going unreported. You might be a victim or know someone who is. What now? Take preventative steps and take action! For more information, contact Hillsborough County Consumer & Veterans Services.