Learn how to safeguard your finances at free consumer protection fair

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The state is taking part in a nationwide effort this week to highlight the importance of making good decisions when it comes to your financial health.

Whether you’re just starting college or already in retirement, your financial health and well-being is important in helping to protect you and your family. That’s why the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs is holding a free fair on Wednesday as part of National Consumer Protection week.

“They’ll be able to talk to experts about a number of different consumer protection issues, be able to ask questions, pick up information from them,” explained DCCA director Catherine Awakuni Colon.

Awakuni Colon says recent twists on old schemes shows that education remains an important part of helping to prevent people from falling victim.

“We do see a lot of seniors being targeted,” she said. “They tend to be a little less on the web or doing as much research on the Internet. A lot of our elderly have a lot of assets often times so people do target them.”

A number of government agencies and non-profit organizations, including KHON2’s Action Line volunteers will be at the fair to answer your questions.

It takes places this Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the King Kalakaua Courtyard at 335 Merchant Street.

If you have a consumer concern or are interested in becoming an Action Line volunteer, give us a call at 591-0222 weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or send an email to actionline@khon2.com.

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