Attorney General Goes Back to School as Part of National Consumer Protection Week

February 16, 2000

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr., announced today that, in conjunction with National Consumer Protection Week (February 14-20), he will be issuing the "Tuff Customer" quiz to students across Maryland. The quiz was designed to educate high school students about issues such as how to shop for a used car, how to use a credit card wisely, and how to avoid job-related scams.

In addition to visiting three schools in Maryland, General Curran's Consumer Protection Division has sent copies of the quiz and a teacher's discussion guide to every public school in the state in an attempt to further educate as many young consumers as possible.

"It is imperative that we take a leading role in the education of young people about so many of the scams and pitfalls that they will face in the coming years," General Curran said. "This quiz is just one tool that effectively sends the message of consumer awareness that will hopefully get them started off on the right foot."

General Curran will visit the following schools on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2000:

Where: Walter Johnson High School
6400 Rock Spring Dr. Bethesda
Ms. Wilma Daniels' class
Time: 8:20-8:50am

Where: Archbishop Curley High School
3701 Sinclair Ln. Baltimore
Mr. Popera's Consumer Ed. class
Time: 12:50pm-1:15pm

Where: Western High School
6400 Falls Rd. Baltimore
Mr. Chartrand's Honors Economics class
Time: 1:30pm-2:00pm

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