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For Immediate Release:
August 3, 2012

Office of The Attorney General
Jeffrey S. Chiesa, Attorney General

Division of Consumer Affairs
Eric T. Kanefsky, Acting Director                  
  For Further Information and Media Inquiries:
Jeff Lamm
Neal Buccino
(973) 504-6327

National Consumer Protection Conference Begins Next Week in Atlantic City

NEWARK -- The 35th Annual North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI) Conference will be held at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center at Two Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 on Sunday, August 5 to Wednesday, August 8, 2012.  This year’s conference is being hosted by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and the Cape May County Office of Consumer Affairs.

Conference participants will represent consumer protection agencies from across the United States and Canada.  The NACPI conference is designed to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and resources in the area of consumer protection. 

This year’s theme is “Always Tuned In.”  NACPI members will be provided information on the tools and resources that have been effective for consumer protection agencies throughout North America and will discuss new trends in crime, scams, and unfair and deceptive acts by individuals or businesses.  Eric T. Kanefsky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, will serve as the keynote speaker on Monday.  Other notable speakers will include Sergeant Cy Bleistine of the New Jersey State Police, Seena Gressin of the Federal Trade Commission, and Greg Nodler of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Topics to be discussed throughout the event include moving fraud, cyber-fraud, the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, and undercover consumer fraud sting operations.

“This conference is a major vehicle for bringing top individuals in the field of consumer protection together to address concerns created by the ever-changing nature of consumer crime,” said Tonya Hetzler, Vice President of NACPI.  “With the preparation and techniques that members from all over North America will obtain through the conference, our colleagues will be better equipped to help consumers who have fallen victim to fraud.”

For more information on NACPI and details on the conference, go to www.NACPI.org.

  • WHO:  
    North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI)


  • WHAT:
    35th Annual North American Consumer Protection Investigators
    Conference

  • WHEN:
    August 5 to August 8, 2012
    Times for presentations and networking events vary

  • WHERE:      
    Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center
    Two Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

The North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI) association is a medium through which consumer protection investigators, civil and criminal, of the respective governments (federal, state, county, city, province, district, or territory) receive educational training at annual conferences, network, exchange information, and cooperate in matters involving consumer protection investigations, education, and litigations, of mutual concern to all.  NACPI keeps members abreast of effective tools used by other consumer protection agencies, tricks used to commit fraud and new trends in crime, unfair and deceptive acts by individuals or businesses.

Consumers who believe they have been cheated or scammed by a business, or suspect any other form of consumer abuse, can file a complaint with the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs by visiting its website or by calling 1-800-242-5846 (toll free within New Jersey) or 973-504-6200.

Follow the Division of Consumer Affairs on Facebook , and check our online calendar of upcoming Consumer Outreach events.

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