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Consumer Protection & Education News

A list of news releases related to consumer protection and education.

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  • Commerce Department warns consumers to beware of phishing scams – don’t take the bait!
    February 27, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Commerce’s name is currently being misappropriated in a phishing scheme related to the Unclaimed Property Program. The emails reported to the Commerce Department use the subject line “Heritage”, and are written in Slovenian urging relatives of “Andrew Novak” or other unknown relatives to claim their inheritance.
  • Governor Mark Dayton Proclaims April Financial Literacy Month, Kicks Off Statewide Outreach Efforts
    April 02, 2012 - Kicking off an unprecedented statewide outreach effort, Governor Mark Dayton today issued a proclamation declaring April to be Financial Literacy Month in Minnesota. In nearly 40 outreach events across Minnesota over the next four weeks, the state’s newly founded Interagency Work Group on Financial Literacy will work to empower tens of thousands of Minnesota students, soldiers, families, and senior citizens to learn more about their finances and make informed decisions to secure a successful financial future.
  • Commerce Commissioner encourages military families to defend their financial futures
    February 24, 2012 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce continued its commitment to financial literacy this week, encouraging military families to defend their financial futures. During national Military Saves Week, the Commerce Department launched a new section of its website dedicated exclusively to providing financial tips and tools for military servicemembers, veterans, and their families.
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