AARP West Virginia is hosting "Consumer Protection Sunday" by offering free consumer protection information to religious organizations and places of worship as part of National Consumer Protection Week.

"Places of worship are trusted resources in their communities, just as AARP is considered a trusted source of information by its members. We want to help the faith community in its outreach on topics that affect their members," said Ruth Wagner, AARP West Virginia State President.

AARP is encouraging churches and other places of worship to participate in "Consumer Protection Sunday" on February 4 by distributing educational materials with their service bulletins. National Consumer Protection Week is February 4-9.

Inserts are available for church bulletins. The inserts are 8 ½ by 11, folding to 5 ½ by 8 ½, the size many churches use for their Sunday bulletins. The inserts are available as hard copies or electronically.

The inserts contain information about how to prevent home improvement fraud, telemarketing fraud, investment fraud and charity fraud.

Consumer Protection Sunday is a collaborative effort among AARP West Virginia, the WV Attorney General's Office, churches, faith organizations and places of worship to educate individuals and families about consumer fraud practices.

To obtain the inserts, email or visit   or call 304-340-4605. Requests for hard copy inserts must be received by Monday, January 29.

With more than 300,000 members in West Virginia, AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization.