Monday, May 9, 2011

Your Money Matters: Financial Consumer Protection for Today's Economy

Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) is co-hosting a public forum with Congressman Chris Van Hollen titled, “Your Money Matters: Financial Consumer Protection for Today’s Economy.” The forum will be held on Tuesday, May 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring.

Speakers at the forum include special guest, Professor Elizabeth Warren, assistant to the President and special advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy is also scheduled to speak. Representatives from more than 30 federal, state and county agencies will participate in the forum.

Forum attendees will have an opportunity to talk to experts, gather information and learn about a number of topics, including mail fraud, lotteries and sweepstake scams, investment scams, foreclosure prevention, identify theft, Medicare fraud, long-term care issues, benefit advice for veterans and social security recipients, and more.

For more information, call 240-777-3636.

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