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National Consumer Protection Week



What consumers need to know to protect themselves and their wallets

It’s a sad fact of life.
Swindlers, identity thieves, con artists, scammers, grifters, sharks — they’re out there looking to line their pockets at your expense. Learn how to best protect yourself!

As part of National Consumer Protection Week, a representative from the Consumer Protection Section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office will visit the following locations to provide information about the warning signs of scams and frauds, the legal protections that consumers are entitled to, and the services that the Attorney General offers.
  • Note: On-site representatives cannot offer legal advice. 

Ohio Attorney General's Consumer Resource Fair

March 6, 2023 from 10 a.m. – Noon
Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State Street, Westerville, 43081

March 7, 2023 10:00 a.m. – Noon 
Old Worthington Library, 820 High Street, Worthington, 43085

March 7, 2023 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Upper Arlington Main Library, 2800 Tremount Road, Columbus, 43221

March 7, 2023 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Jewish Community Center, 25 College Ave., Columbus, 43209

March 8, 2023 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave., Westerville, 43082
  • NOTE: In addition to AGO resources, the following representatives will be on hand to provide information and valuable consumer resources: Better Business Bureau (BBB), Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), The Legal Aid Society of Columbus, Ohio Department of Insurance, Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program, Pro Seniors, Social Security Administration, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
March 9, 2023 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Bexley Public Library, 2411 E. Main Street, Columbus, 43209

About National Consumer Protection Week

The Ohio Attorney General is proud to join government and nonprofit organizations across the country to celebrate National Consumer Protection Week, a coordinated campaign that encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and to make better-informed decisions. National Consumer Protection Week occurs each year during the first full week of March.

About the Ohio Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section

Tens of thousands of consumers turn to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office each year for help resolving consumer issues, to educate themselves about scams and deceptive practices, and to find information on a wide range of other topics.