March 5-11 is Consumer Protection Week

Many government agencies and nonprofits will be recognizing National Consumer Protection Week March 5-11, 2017.  Colorado’s Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) will be recognizing the week with numerous events during the week, including a Consumer Protection Fair at CU-Boulder on March 9.  For a schedule of events, see DORA’s press release.

DORA’s website contains numerous resources to help consumers protect themselves from fraud, identity theft, civil rights violations, deceptive practices, and more.  Among DORA’s resources is Take 5 to Get Wise, which encourages consumers that “taking five minutes now to review important consumer information and using the tools we provide could help save you time and headaches later.”  This lighthearted, user-friendly site provides information on verifying licenses, filing complaints, keeping your money safe, understanding insurance, and other topics.

Outside of DORA, consumer protection is also a mission of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office.  On their website you can find Stop Fraud Colorado, their consumer protection website.  Other state agencies, such as the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Public Health and Environment, and the Colorado Department of Revenue provide consumer information in their area of focus.

Our library contains numerous consumer information resources, which you can access by searching our library’s web catalog.