(1) The department will educate Montana senior citizens as well as other consumers by developing the telemarketing fraud consumer awareness program.

(a) The program will educate the Montana consumer through telemarketing fraud and prevention brochures and other informational material distributed by the department at public presentations and also to consumers who phone or write to the department.

(b) The program will provide statewide workshops and training seminars sponsored by the department in cooperation with local, state and national law enforcement and aging agencies to promote awareness of telemarketing fraud and prevention.

(c) Education through news releases (including newspaper, television and radio) may also be disseminated to the public to inform Montana consumers about fraudulent telemarketers operating in Montana and the manner consumers can best protect themselves from being defrauded.

History: 30-14-1402, MCA; IMP, 30-14-1406, MCA; NEW, 2000 MAR p. 1501, Eff. 6/16/00; TRANS, from Commerce, 2001 MAR p. 1176; TRANS, from Administration, 2006 MAR p. 322, Eff. 2/10/06.