Webinar features panel of experts discussing pandemic scams

DAYTON – The week of Feb. 28 is National Consumer Protection Week.

It’s a national celebration of federal, state and local agencies and organizations who provide consumer education and resources year-round. It’s an opportunity for these agencies and organizations to provide people with the tools and resources to better understand their consumer rights, navigate the marketplace and make informed decisions.

To mark the week and assist Miami Valley residents, the Better Business Bureau, in partnership with its Center For Business And Consumer Ethics and Women In Business Networking program, as well as the Ohio Division of Securities, Ohio Division of Financial Institutions, Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, US Postal Inspection Service and Ohio Attorney General’s Office, will host a free Zoom webinar from 10-11 a.m. March 3 to help you protect yourself from scammers during the pandemic…

Con artists are trying every day to separate you from your hard-earned money. This webinar will share scams the organizations are seeing during this pandemic and give you tips on how to avoid becoming a victim. It’s your opportunity to learn from experts, such as:

• Amy Carles from the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel

• Viktoria Jurkovic from the Ohio Division of Financial Institutions

• Ryan Lippe from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office

• Christy Mauch from the Better Business Bureau

• Dan Orzano from the Ohio Division of Securities

• Alan Wilkens from the US Postal Inspection Service

To register, visit http://bit.ly/NCPWWebinar. After registering and prior to the event, you’ll be emailed the Zoom invitation information for this webinar.