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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Free consumer protection workshop

Free consumer protection workshop


The Mayor, WPD Detective Ostrosky and city zoning administrator John Fullerton will be on hand to discuss home repair contractor fraud and scams at a free public workshop this Saturday. The forum is sponsored by the National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud (

Attendees will learn how to identify contractor scams and will receive advice on how to select a contractor. Participants will also learn what should be included in a contract, insurance issues, change orders and payment plans.

The workshop will take place in the David M. Paynter Room at the northeast branch of the New Hanover County Library, located at 1241 Military Cutoff Road from 10:30 a.m. - noon this Saturday, August 4.

Did you know
The city offers Home Ownership Programs (HOP), home rehabilitation programs and first time homebuyer information? Visit the city's housing page or the city's Affordable Housing Facebook page at for more information on these and other programs available to city residents.

If you would like to attend the workshop or would like more information, please email or call 855.2-NOFRAUD. Pre-registration is not mandatory, but it would help in planning for appropriate space and materials.

Download the flyer for the workshop.

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