December 10, 2003
GOES BACK TO SCHOOL
TO UNVEIL OFFICE'S TEEN CONSUMER WEB PAGES
General J. Joseph Curran, Jr., announced today that he will unveil
his Office's new consumer education web pages aimed at teens, during
an eighth-grade Family Studies class at Cockeysville Middle School
on Thursday, December 11, 9:00 a.m. The pages, called Wisebuys for
Teens, take a fun and interactive approach to educating teens about
consumer issues ranging from the importance of reading the fine
print in ads and contracts to how to avoid teen-targeted scams.
young people are targeted by businesses and con artists alike,"
Attorney General Curran said. "Our site reinforces the lessons
being taught in some of our schools that being a smart consumer
requires vigilance and restraint."
Wisebuys web pages, found at www.oag.state.md.us/wisebuys,
cover smart shopping (compare prices, ask about return policies,
keep receipts), advertising gimmicks, how to use a credit card wisely,
how to determine the true cost of owning a car, how to be a smart
consumer of health and beauty products, the financial cost of smoking,
online privacy and more. Teens can take a quiz to test their "consumer
smarts" and offer feedback on the site.
WHAT: TEEN CONSUMER WEB PAGES
COCKEYSVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
10401 Greenside Drive
Cockeysville, MD 21030
DECEMBER 11, 2003
9 - 9:30 A.M.