Consumer Protection Workshops
Learn how to protect yourself and individuals that you serve.

FREE consumer protection workshops will be offered by the Bureau of Consumer Protection within the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) this summer. Workshops are open to all individuals including those in the helping profession. All workshops will be held on Zoom and registration is required. Extension of Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties are hosting the workshops.

All are 1-hour, virtual sessions; Tuesdays 1-2pm

June 22nd:
DATCP Presents Landlord and Tenant Rights & Responsibilities under Wisconsin Law
The Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will present information on landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities under Wisconsin law. Many Wisconsin residents live in rental housing. As a landlord or tenant in Wisconsin, it is important to understand your rights and responsibilities. As part of the presentation, landlord and tenant resources will be available. As Wisconsin’s lead agency for consumer protection, the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection, provides information and education, mediates complaints, investigates cases, and takes enforcement actions to fight fraudulent and deceptive practices that harm consumers and honest businesses.

July 20th:
Identity Theft: Protect and Prevent
Identity theft continues to be the fastest growing crime in the United States. The more you learn about it, the less vulnerable you are. The Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will explain the different types of identity theft, how to recognize it and how to prevent it – including information about Fraud Alerts and Security Freezes. Receive tips for safeguarding personal information and how to spot the red flags of a scam. Helpful brochures will be available.

August 10th:
Common Scams & Frauds
The Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will discuss the details of common scams, the warning signs of a scam, and what to do if you or someone you know falls victim to a scam or fraud. Helpful factsheets from The Bureau of Consumer Protection will be available. As Wisconsin’s lead agency for consumer protection, the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection, provides information and education, mediates complaints, investigates cases, and takes enforcement actions to fight fraudulent and deceptive practices that harm consumers and honest businesses.

Questions? Contact:
Sarah Hawks (sarah.hawks@wisc.edu) Racine County
Amanda Kostman (amanda.kostman@wisc.edu) Walworth County
Mary Metten (mary.metten@wisc.edu) Kenosha County
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