The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs will commemorate National Consumer Protection Week from March 2 to 8 by hosting a consumer education fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, in the courtyard of the King Kalakaua Building at 335 Merchant St.
The free fair is designed to be a one-stop shop for consumer resources. Representatives from more than two dozen government and nonprofit agencies will be present. People wanting more information about mortgage foreclosure will also have the chance to discuss their concerns with representatives at the fair.
“The purpose of NCPW is to promote consumer education by providing free information that will help protect people’s privacy, manage their money and debt, and avoid identity theft, frauds and scams,” said DCCA Director Kealii Lopez.
The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs is made up of 12 divisions and offices and works to promote a strong and healthy business environment while protecting the community from unfair and deceptive business practices.
Agencies participating in the March 5 Consumer Education Fair include:
- Attorney General
- Better Business Bureau of Hawaii
- Blood Bank of Hawaii
- City and County Elderly Affairs Division
- Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Hawaii
- Hawaii Credit Union League
- Hawaii Homeownership Center
- Hawaii SHIP
- Hawaii State Public Library System
- Hawaiian Community Assets
- Hawaiian Electric Company
- Internal Revenue Service
- IRS – Taxpayer Advocate Service
- Junior Achievement
- SMP Hawaii
- University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- U.S. Postal Inspection Service
- U.S. Postal Service
- The State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA)
- Consumer Education Program
- Division of Consumer Advocacy
- Insurance Division
- Office of Consumer Protection
- Office of the Securities Commissioner
- Regulated Industries Complaints Office
- State Certified Arbitration Program
For more information on National Consumer Protection Week, click here.