Consumer Protection

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The old adage is: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

That's the message Attorney General Jon Bruning is spreading as he kicks off the fifth annual National Consumer Protection Week.

Bruning and members of federal, state, local organizations, and national advocacy groups launched the annual event Monday in Lincoln.

Bruning says educating Nebraskans on how they can protect themselves against fraud is a top priority.

The national campaign aims to inform consumers about deceptive tactics and provide educational tools that can be used to recognize schemes.

The theme of this year's event is "Get Rich Quick? Don't Bet On It."

It will focus on scams such as free prize conspiracies, foreign lotteries, pyramid schemes, investment-fraud plans, and work-at-home scams.

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