- Associated Press - Friday, March 28, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The attorney general’s office will join consumer specialist and legislators to host Oklahoma Consumer Protection Day, a free event to help Oklahomans avoid fraud, identity theft and scams.

On Tuesday, free document shredding will be available. Staff of the attorney general’s office and specialists will be on hand to discuss a variety of consumer issues and provide tips on how to avoid consumer fraud.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt said every day he receives reports of families or seniors who’ve been victimized through fraudulent contracting, financial scams or identity theft.

The attorney general will also announce the recipient of the Brad Edwards Consumer Champion Award. It’s given annually in honor of journalist Brad Edwards, who hosted a consumer protection segment on a TV station in Oklahoma City for 25 years.

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