Aug. 10, 2017

Protecting You from Scams

 
To better protect consumers from financial scams, the Office of Attorney General has created a unit dedicated to consumer financial protection.

The effort will focus on lenders that prey on seniors, families with students, and military service members, including for-profit colleges and mortgage and student loan servicers.

If you think you’ve been scammed, call the attorney general’s office at 1-800-441-2555 or send an email to scam@attorneygeneral.gov.

In 2016, the Office of Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Bureau handled 19,727 consumer complaints and returned a total of $8.5 million in restitution to consumers.
 
 
Live Free, Ride Alive


Motorcycle riders, per vehicle mile traveled, are 35 times more likely to die in a crash than people traveling in cars, according to PennDOT.

The Live Free, Ride Alive website offers valuable information, resources, videos and tips for riding and equipping a bike to both beginning and expert riders, along with a list of rides and other events.

The site also includes information on permits and licenses, along with details about free training courses that are available through the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP). Samples tests are also included on the site.
 
 
Ag Progress Days Hosts Fun, Education for All Ages


One of the largest outdoor agricultural expositions will draw more than 45,000 people to central Pennsylvania next week to learn more about the science and business of agriculture production during the annual Ag Progress Days near State College.

Sponsored by Penn State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, the event attracts nearly 500 exhibitors from 34 states and Canada, with more than 60 percent directly or indirectly involved in ag production.

In addition to the exhibits and trade show, attendees can participate in crop displays, machinery demonstrations, guided research tours, family and youth activities, horse exhibitions and workshops.

While there, the House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees will hold an informational briefing on watershed improvement plans related to the federal Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts.

No admission fee is charged, and parking is free. For more information, visit the Penn State college of Agricultural Sciences website.
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