consumers


Zero Waste, Two Angles (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

In honor of Earth Day, we will have a discussion of “zero waste,” two ways: the personal consumer angle and addressing the production source. A representative with grassroots coalition Baltimore People’s Climate Movement will interview Pratt Librarian Lauren Read about the zero waste lifestyle, addressing accessibility, and challenges.  The table will turn […]


Recognizing The Latest Investment Frauds and Scams (MCPL & U.S. Securities Cmsn) – VIRTUAL

Fraudsters love a disaster–& COVID-19 is no different. Join the SEC’s Office of Investor Education & Advocacy in learning about current investment frauds, scams & the tools you need to arm yourself. This seminar will cover current investment frauds and scams, how to identify the red flags of fraud and tools […]


P2P Payment Systems: Are They Safe? (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join MCPL and the Office of Consumer Protection for a discussion on how to use P2P payment systems (Apple Pay, Cash App, Zelle) safely. In celebration of National Consumer Protection Week, join MCPL and the Office of Consumer Protection for a presentation on how to use peer-to-peer (P2P) payment systems […]


⭐ Debt Collection: Know Your Rights (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

In celebration of National Consumer Protection Week, join MCPL and the Office of Consumer Protection for a discussion on debt collection and what to look out for if a debt collector calls. Many have lost jobs as a result of Covid-19. If you’re having trouble paying your bills, you’re not […]


Cybersecurity and Internet Safety (MCPL & MoCo Office of Consumer Protection) – VIRTUAL

Learn what steps can you take to surf, play and shop safely online. In celebration of National Consumer Protection Week – join us and get tips from the Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection on steps to take to safely surf, play and shop online. Please register online (via the […]


Cyber Safety, ID Theft Prevention, and Cyber-Smart Holiday Shopping (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Online usage and self-isolation have taken center stage during these unprecedented times. Now, more than ever, you must be an educated, cyber-savvy consumer. As we navigate the holiday shopping season, are you thinking about cyber safety and security in your daily choices? ID theft remains one of the most common […]


Consumer Protection Series: Identity Online, Scams, Debt Collection & Online Payments – Various Dates (MCPL) – VIRTUAL or PHONE

Learn what steps you can take to help better protect your identity online during the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic. Learn what steps you can take to help better protect your identity during the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic. This is a 4-part Virtual Consumer Protection Series taking place Tuesdays, 2-3pm from September 15 – October […]


Cyber Safety & ID Theft Prevention in The Age of COVID (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

In the age of COVID, online usage and self-isolation have taken center stage. Now, more than ever, you must be an educated, cyber-savvy consumer. Are you thinking about cyber safety and security in your daily life and business choices?  ID theft remains one of the most common crimes to strike […]