Media Contact: Jerad Albracht, Senior Communications Specialist, 608-224-5007 or Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020
MADISON – You are there for us, and we are there for you.
July is Military Consumer Protection Month, and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is pleased to honor the campaign by sharing ways our Bureaus of Consumer Protection and Weights and Measures can help you and your family with consumer issues both while you are in country or deployed.
“The last thing a soldier should have to worry about on deployment is whether or not their family members are getting ripped off back home,” said Frank Frassetto, Division Administrator for Trade and Consumer Protection. “We have a number of resources available to help your family members avoid scams and deal with frustrating consumer issues, and we are pleased to be able to offer a helping hand.”
Some of the ways our Bureaus of Consumer Protection and Weights and Measures support military families include:
If your family members run into a consumer issue in your absence, they can start their search for relevant information on the DATCP website. There are a number of fact sheets on the site that go into great detail on a wide range of consumer issues like home improvement, job scams, false advertising, landlord/tenant rights, and much more.
The agency’s Consumer Protection Hotline is available weekdays from 7:45am to 4:30pm to answer your family members’ questions and guide them toward references that can help with their issue. Reach the hotline at 800-422-7128 or