Credit Regulators Announce Free Consumer Protection Conference

Credit Regulators Announce Free Consumer Protection Conference:
Monday, April 11th,
University of Maine at Augusta

GARDINER, ME — Maine’s Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection, in conjunction with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the University of Maine at Augusta, is offering a free consumer financial protection brown bag lunch conference this Monday, April 11th, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Jewett Hall Auditorium at the University of Maine in Augusta.

Presenters include representatives from the U.S. Postal Inspector’s Office and the Maine Attorney General’s Consumer Division lecturing on consumer fraud issues, a Boston Federal Reserve Bank attorney describing credit card consumer protections, a financial expert discussing responsible money management strategies, and two Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection staffers focusing on foreclosure avoidance and short-term borrowing basics.

“We’re pleased to co-host this conference with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s New England Consumer Advisory Group and the University of Maine at Augusta,” stated David Leach, Principal Examiner at the Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection and conference organizer in Maine.

Other speakers include UMA President Allyson Hughes-Handley, and Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection Superintendent William Lund.

“We hope to see UMA students and staff, as well as residents of the greater Augusta area, especially senior citizens interested in protecting themselves financing against scams and fraud,” Leach said. “Speakers will provide valuable tips on improving personal finances in today’s challenging economic environment.”

The conference is free and open to the public. Attendees should bring their own lunches; free soda and juice will be provided. More information is available by contacting David Leach at the Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection, 1-800-332-8529 or david.m.leach@maine.gov.

The Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection was established in 1975 to enforce a variety of credit-related consumer laws. An agency within Maine’s Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, the Bureau licenses lenders, creditors and collectors; conducts periodic examinations of creditors to determine compliance with state laws; and responds to consumer complaints and inquiries. The Bureau also conducts educational seminars and provides speakers to advise consumers and creditors of their legal rights and responsibilities.

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