Posted by: adrienehill | May 5, 2009

Consumer Fairs: May 27, August 19

Protect Your Home, Money & Family

The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection is hosting a series of consumer fairs.

“Unfortunately, during tough economic times, fraud and deceptive practices become prevalent. With people losing their jobs, homes to foreclosure and debt mounting, financial stability becomes the greatest concern for consumers and the public at large,” said Commissioner of the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, Norma I. Reyes.

The workshop events will provide consumers with on-hand information on how to protect their home, their money and their family. Consumers can connect with trusted resources and agencies such the Neighborhood Housing Service of Chicago, the Federal Trade Commission, the United State Postal Inspection Service, Attorney General’s Office, Harris Bank and other local government and community agencies.

More after the jump

The event will offer expert speakers and exhibitors from trusted consumer agencies who will share information on the following areas of importance:

  • Provide information to inform consumers on mortgage issues that many Chicagoans are facing today such as foreclosure, refinancing and how to protect themselves from companies that are looking to take advantage of consumers. 
  • Offer important credit repair, credit and debt consolidation information. Consumers can also receive tips on how to detect common fraudulent schemes that are prevalent today, such as check and credit fraud. 
  • Educate consumers about their rights, they will get tips and learn how and where to report fraud and seek restitution.

The Consumers and the Economy events are being offered on following dates and locations.

All events will run from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

May 27
Humboldt Park Field House
1440 N. Sacramento

August 19
North Park Village Community Room
5801 N. Pulaski Road

December 9
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S. South Shore Drive

Consumers can find out more by calling 311 or visit www.cityofchicago.org/bacp

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