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