Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Thursday that he is creating a Consumer Financial Protection Unit to handle financial scams.
Shapiro said he has appointed Nicholas Smyth as the assistant director of the Office of the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection with the task of focusing on financial matters, such as lenders who prey on seniors, families with students and military members.
Those lenders include for-profit colleges and mortgage and student loan services.
Anyone with complaints of financial scams may call 800-441-2555 or email to email@example.com.
Shapiro said Smyth helped create the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.