The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs is committed to empowering senior citizens
and all other consumers, by providing the information and awareness necessary to protect
themselves and their loved ones against fraud.
Our FedUp seminars provide a practical toolkit for self-protection when doing business, avoiding scams, protecting
your identity and credit, making investments, applying for mortgages, and managing your health.
It includes standard, classic, common-sense advice. It also draws upon current consumer complaints
and fraud alerts, and our agency’s own consumer protection investigations and legal actions.
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.
This presentation will be given by Melanie Hazim. Ms. 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 acts as the main speaker for outreach events, reaching all kinds of groups including seniors 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.
It is and has always been Melanie’s mission to help others and that mission remains the same with her position at the Division of Consumer Affairs.