- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan’s office is hosting events in the coming weeks to help consumers in Hampshire and Franklin counties protect themselves against scams.

On Wednesday, Janice Garrett, director of Sullivan’s Consumer Protection Unit, and Assistant Attorney General Ann Lynch will talk at the Weldon Senior Housing in Greenfield about the latest scams. On Thursday, Garrett will visit the Belchertown Senior Center.

On March 13, questions will be answered at a consumer information table at the Community Builders at Leyden Woods in Greenfield.

Consumer protection advocates will review scams where consumers are asked to wire money to claim a sweepstakes prize, collect a payment on Internet auctions or help a grandchild in an emergency. They will also review scams where consumers are asked for access to their computers.

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