National Consumer Protection Week features free event


DAYTON – Better Business Bureau, in partnership with Kettering Health Network’s Years Ahead, will participate in National Consumer Protection Week by hosting a free community event to help individuals make the most of their assets and protect themselves from scammers.

The event – Schemes, Scams, & Crimes: Protect Yourself – will be on March 5 at Kettering Health Network’s Years Ahead Health Center, 6661 Clyo Road, Dayton. An expo will be from 9:30-11:30 a.m., scam bingo will be from 9:30-10 a.m. and a panel discussion on schemes and scams will be from 10-11 a.m.

This event is the place to get the answers to questions about scams. Representatives from a variety of agencies will be on hand such as the Attorney General’s Office; Better Business Bureau; Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel; Pro Seniors, Ohio SMP; Social Security Administration and US Postal Inspection.

Light refreshments will be provided. Individuals can reserve a free seat by visiting https://conta.cc/2CQqfCx or calling 937-610-2270.

National Consumer Protection Week is a coordinated campaign between federal and state government and non-profit partner organizations that encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions. NCPW 2019 will take place March 3 through March 9.

For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has helped people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2017, people turned to BBB more than 160 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.2 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org.

There are local, independent BBBs across the United States, Canada and Mexico, including BBB Serving Dayton and the Miami Valley, which was founded in 1925 and serves Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby and northern Warren counties in Ohio.