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Oregon Attorney General to host town hall on consumer fraud

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum will be in Hillsboro Sept. 30 to host a town hall on consumer fraud.

The town hall and resource fair will take place at the Hillsboro Main Library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The program will include discussions on fraud, accessing financial services, avoiding wage theft, small business development, scholarship opportunities and other consumer scams aimed at the Latino community.

Representatives who can answer questions and provide a variety of information will be on hand. Panelists include:

n Erious Johnson, civil rights director, Oregon Department of Justice;

n Alicia Suarez, enforcement officer, Civil Enforcement Division, Oregon Department of Justice;

n Richard Ginsburg, American Immigration Lawyers Association;

n Fernando A. Vélez, consumer information specialist, Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services;

n Fernando Gutierrez, state monitor advocate, Oregon Employment Department; and

n Gale Castillo, president, Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber.

The program will be presented in Spanish and English.

Last year, the Oregon Department of Justice received more than 850 complaints on its consumer hotline from Hillsboro residents or regarding Hillsboro businesses.

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