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Bullock Schedules Forums during National Consumer Protection Week

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock, who oversees the Montana Office of Consumer Protection, announced Friday that he has scheduled consumer protection listening sessions around the state for next week.

National Consumer Protection Week, March 7-13, is an opportunity to highlight services available to consumers and ways to keep personal information safe, Bullock said.

“From cell phone providers that close their doors and shut down service without letting their customers know, to companies spending millions of dollars on advertising promising an easy way out of debt, Montana consumers face many challenges,” Bullock said. “I look forward to bringing decision makers and policy experts together to figure out what we’re doing right and what additional approaches we can take to bring security to consumers.”

The forums, which are free and open to the public, are scheduled at the following times and locations:

Monday, March 8th
Kalispell: Flathead Valley Community College
Arts and Technology Building, Room AT144
6-8 p.m.

Tuesday, March 9th
Helena: Carroll College
Trinity Lounge
6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, March 10th
Bozeman: Bozeman Public Library
6-8 p.m.

Thursday, March 11th
Havre: Montana State University-Northern
Hensler Auditorium, Applied Technology Center
6-8 p.m.

Bullock and his office will be joined on the panels by Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica Lindeen and representatives of her office, the Montana Division of Banking and Financial Institutions and the Federal Trade Commission.

Presenters will include Montana Legal Services, Montana Community Foundation, Montana Bankers Association, Student Assistance Foundation, Credit Unions for Community Development and Rural Dynamics.

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