The People's Law School: Consumer Protection 101

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Charity Clark, Chief of Staff of the Vermont Attorney General’s Office and Director of the AG’s Consumer Assistance Program (CAP), and Ryan Kriger, Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Unit and a part-time lecturer at the University of Vermont teaching Consumer Law, Public Policy, and Privacy.

Thinking about buying a car or hiring someone to work on your house? Tired of robocall scams? Being hounded by an unscrupulous debt collector? Charity Clark and Ryan Kriger of the Vermont Attorney General’s Office have your back! In this 6th installment of the People’s Law School, they walk you through a variety of issues faced by consumers and shoppers, such as: best practices for buying a car; how to protect yourself from getting scammed, defrauded, or deceived when shopping; protecting yourself from identity theft; illegal debt collection practices; the “private right of action” under the Vermont Consumer Protection Act, which allows a consumer to bring a lawsuit against a business that violated the Act; and more!

The People's Law School is a series of free, virtual presentations on contemporary legal topics impacting the lives of Vermonters. It is a partnership of the Attorney General's Office, the Association of Africans Living in Vermont (AALV), the Vermont Racial Justice Alliance, the Vermont Institute for Community and International Involvement (VICII), and The Caroline Fund, with support from ACLU of Vermont.

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