For Immediate Release - May 23, 2012

Boston Consumer Day

WHAT: The Patrick-Murray Administration's Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation will hold another Consumer Day on May 24 at the State Transportation Building.

Consumer Day is an educational initiative by the Office of Consumer Affairs, with the Office and its five agencies bringing consumer information to visitors. The office held its most recent Consumer Day at the Burlington Mall on March 31.

"Being a consumer is harder and more complicated than ever. Between new products and offers that are coming out all the time, and the sophisticated scams that come in right behind them, being a consumer is hard work," said Barbara Anthony, Undersecretary of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. "But we are here to help. We want to hear from consumers who have questions before they go ahead with something, and we want to help those who find themselves in a problem situation."

Consumers can call the Office of Consumer Affairs' Consumer Hotline at (888) 283-3757.

Along with the Office of Consumer Affairs, representatives from the Division of Banks, Division of Insurance, Division of Professional Licensure, Division of Standards and Department of Telecommunications and Cable will be on hand, able to discuss issues and provide information to consumers.

WHERE: State Transportation Building, 2nd Floor

10 Park Plaza, Boston

WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 2012

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Patrick-Murray Administration's Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation is committed to protecting consumers through consumer advocacy and education, and also works to ensure that the businesses its agencies regulate treat all Massachusetts consumers fairly. Follow the Office at its Facebook page and on Twitter, @Mass_Consumer.