The Consumer Outreach Unit, a critical component of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, is responsible for education and promoting awareness of scams targeting New Jersey residents, and implementing the Division’s mission and goal to protect New Jersey’s residents from becoming victims of these frauds.
Consumer Outreach educates hundreds of groups yearly, particularly those most vulnerable to scams and fraud. These at-risk groups include seniors, veterans, job seekers, disaster victims, non-English speaking people and many other New Jesey residents that might find themselves being targeted by scam artists.
The Consumer Outreach Unit also conducts the annual New Jersey High School Consumer Bowl. This game-show style competition, originated in 1997, allows high school students to compete with other teams from across the state, while learning about consumer law and how to avoid becoming victims of fraud.