Tag: division of consumer services

FDACS, Nikki Fried Offer Tips to Fight Scams During International Fraud Awareness Week

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to surge, scammers are becoming more creative in finding ways to target consumers for fraud.

Nikki Fried Offers Hurricane Season Consumer Tips to Help Floridians Avoid Scams

As the 2020 hurricane season began on Monday, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), the state’s consumer clearinghouse, and state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried teamed up with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to raise awareness of consumer fraud scams surrounding natural disasters.

FDACS Offers Tips to Avoid Credit Card Skimmers and Coronavirus When Pumping Gas

This week, Florida Deputy Commissioner of Consumer Affairs Mary Barzee Flores from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs (FDACS), had a media event to highlight National Consumer Protection Week and share tips on staying safe at the gas pump, from avoiding credit card skimmers to mitigating the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Nikki Fried, FDACS Mark National Consumer Protection Week

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and Commissioner Nikki Fried are raising awareness of consumer fraud, scams, and abuse during National Consumer Protection Week.

Jimmy Patronis Taps Tasha Carter to be Florida’s Insurance Consumer Advocate

Carter is a longtime employee in the Department of Financial Services where she started in 2003. She led the Division of Consumer Services for more than eight years, overseeing a staff of more than 100 employees who help more than 300,000 insurance customers each year.