Black Friday is just a couple days away and to make sure Floridians have a safe and enjoyable shopping experience, I am releasing my 2017 Holiday Consumer Protection Guide. As Floridians prepare their holiday shopping lists, they should also take steps to protect their financial information. This guide is full of tips to help shoppers avoid identity theft and scams. It also includes safety information about children’s gifts, so parents can do their research before Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
The holidays are a time to be especially mindful of ways purchases can cost more than expected. Whether going to a large department store or shopping online, there are steps Floridians can take to safeguard against identity theft, product scams and other fraudulent activity. This guide provides consumer tips for avoiding such fraudsters.
The safety of children is also of the upmost priority, and that is why the guide includes a list of items recalled by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission in the past year, specifically focusing on children’s toys and items that pose a particular risk to kids and teens. To read my Holiday Consumer Protection Guide, click here.
If a consumer has any questions on product recalls or any other issues discussed in this guide, contact my Citizens Services hotline at 866-9-NO-SCAM or visit MyFloridaLegal.com.
I wish all a Happy Thanksgiving! While we celebrate with our family and friends, let us remember all of the blessings we enjoy every day.
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