"How to Avoid Getting Scammed" 
A Virtual Presentation by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs

Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 11:00 AM on Zoom

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpd-2gpzgsGN1EPbc0BQlfJ7QCWyQvD91p

 

From the IRS phone scam to lottery and sweepstakes scams, to the so-called grandparent scam, it appears that imposter frauds and other criminal scams are more active than ever — and are preying on potential victims in New Jersey through phone calls, emails, and other means.

Don’t get scammed!! Please join us as Melanie Hazim from the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs tells us how to AVOID GETTING SCAMMED.

The Division of Consumer Affairs is your resource for important consumer information. For information about a New Jersey business or professional license, or to report suspected fraud, call our Consumer Service Center at 800-242-5846.

Melanie Hazim joined the Division of Consumer Affairs in January of 2016. As the Outreach Director for the Division, Melanie is responsible for implementing the Division’s missions and goals to protect New Jersey’s residents from becoming victims of consumer fraud. She speaks to thousands of people across the state yearly as the main speaker for outreach events, educating all types of groups including seniors, non-English speaking peoples and other populations that can find themselves a target of scam artists. She also directs the New Jersey High School Consumer Bowl and works with her team to educate students across the state about consumer issues and scams they may face in their future in a fun, game show setting. Most recently, Melanie participated in a six week course with FBI’s Newark Citizen Academy which invites local community notables to get a peek “behind the curtain” of the US’s principle law enforcement agency on domestic intelligence and security.

For regularly updated Consumer Alerts and other information, check the website, www.NJConsumerAffairs.gov.

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