Advocates urge consumers to fight fraud

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Attorney General Drew Edmondson is urging Oklahoma consumers to fight charity fraud and other scams.
Edmondson and representatives of law enforcement agencies were at the State Capitol Thursday to observe Consumer Protection Day.He says the event is a way to raise awareness of important financial and criminal justice issues that impact Oklahomans.
State AARP President Marjorie Lyons says tough economic times have made it more important to protect consumers from fraud and scams. Lyons says providing information to consumers makes them more able to spot a scam when they are being targeted.
The event includes free document shredding courtesy of the a document destruction company Shred-It. In past years Oklahomans have shredded about 25 tons of personal and financial documents at the event.

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