March 2 thru March 8 is National Consumer Protection Week. Orange County, NY Executive Edward A. Diana and Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Charles Mitchell marked National Consumer Week with special outreach programs designed to heighten awareness of consumer issues.
The Orange County Department of Consumer Affairs wants to protect the residents of the county and would be residents of Orange County from fraud, deception and unfair business practices. Its goal is to promote an atmosphere of trust for consumers in the marketplace by providing consumer assistance and advice in handling problems encountered with the county's business community.
Staff members from the New York State Attorney General's Office are on hand to assist consumers with issues.
For further information, please contact Richard Mayfield in the County Executive's Office at 845-291-2721.