ith the holidays in full swing, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is launching a new consumer protection website and holiday campaign to help protect Michigan residents from common consumer scams during the winter holiday season.
With the launch of Attorney General Nessel’s annual Holiday Scam Campaign, the Department is also launching a new Consumer Protection website and logo! The website now includes:
- a new search tool to make finding consumer alerts and charities faster and easier;
- a page dedicated to common scams;
- the Michigan Identity Theft Support page and resources to detect and report identity theft for consumers and businesses alike; and
- educational videos from Attorney General Nessel, the Federal Trade Commission, and other trusted resources.
To help drive traffic to the new website and engage Generation-Z users, the Department’s Meta-based social media pages will use interactive stories to test users’ knowledge and deliver additional tips. Michigan residents who follow the department’s Instagram page and share at least five Instagram Stories will qualify for the drawing to win a $25 gift card.
There is no purchase or entry fee required in order to win, and residents are not required to be present at a State office or event to win. The winner must be a resident of the state and their name will be randomly drawn from qualified users.
Beginning on Black Friday and continuing through late-December, the Attorney General’s website and social media channels will focus on educating consumers on 23 varying tactics commonly used to cheat consumers out of their funds during the holidays.
Follow the Department’s official Instagram page for a chance to win. For the most up-to-date consumer news and holiday alerts, subscribe to the department’s consumer alerts at www.mi.gov/consumerprotection