Chester Township
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Chester, New Jersey 07930

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‘How to Avoid Scams’ with NJ Dept. of Consumer Affairs

October 27 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

NJ Department of Consumer Affairs – Presentation on Lottery Phone and Financial Scamming in 2021

Chester Library
Virtual – Zoom Program ONLY
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“From the IRS phone scam to lottery and sweepstakes scams, to the so-called grandparent scam, it appears that imposter frauds and other criminal scams are more active than ever — and are preying on potential victims in New Jersey through phone calls, emails, and other means.

Don’t get scammed!! Please join us as a representative from the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs tells us how to AVOID GETTING SCAMMED.

Melanie Hazim joined the Division of Consumer Affairs in January of 2016.  As the Outreach Director for the Division, Melanie is responsible for implementing the Division’s missions and goals to protect New Jersey’s residents from becoming victims of consumer fraud.  She speaks to thousands of people across the state yearly as the main speaker for outreach events, educating all types of groups including seniors, non-English speaking peoples and other populations that can find themselves a target of scam artists.  She also directs the New Jersey High School Consumer Bowl and works with her team to educate students across the state about consumer issues and scams they may face in their future in a fun, game show setting.  Most recently, Melanie participated a six week course with FBI’s Newark Citizen Academy which invites local community notables to get a peek “behind the curtain” of the US’s principle law enforcement agency on domestic intelligence and security.

The Division of Consumer Affairs is your resource for important consumer information. For information about a New Jersey business or professional license, or to report suspected fraud, call our Consumer Service Center at 800-242-5846.

For regularly updated Consumer Alerts and other information, check the website,

Event Type(s): Adult Programs
Age Group(s): Adult
Presenter: Melanie Hazim, NJ Department of Consumer Affairs
Donnella Tilery, Adult Programs
(908) 879-7612 ext. 29


October 27
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Chester Library
250 W. Main St.
Chester, NJ 07930 United States


Donnella Tilery