Consumer Protection Fair Set For Palm Beach County

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (From PB County) — The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is hosting a free Consumer Protection Fair on September 22, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clayton E. Hutcheson Agricultural Service Center, 559 Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415.

The purpose of the event is to inform the public of current issues related to consumer fraud and scams, and how to report businesses attempting to defraud consumers.  Representatives from state and Palm Beach County agencies will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.

The Palm Beach County participants include the Division of Consumer Affairs, Library business librarians, Veterans Services, Contractors Certification Division, Victim Services and the Sheriff’s Office.   The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ participating divisions include Consumer Services, Animal Services, Forestry and Food/Nutrition/Wellness.  Also participating are the Florida Department of Professional Regulation and the Florida Office of Financial Regulation.

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Adam H. Putman is scheduled to attend and talk with participants and attendees.

For more information on this event and consumer protection services provided by Palm Beach County Consumer Affairs, call 561-712-6600 or visit www.pbcgov.com/consumer.  For informati