Business Briefs for March 12-15 |

Business Briefs for March 12-15

New Kamas store; Consumer Protection Week

New Kamas store now open

According to a press release, a new resale clothing and décor store named New To You is now open in Kamas at 270 North Main Street. It will carry an assortment of resale items including books, household items, clothing, appliances, designer furniture, saddles, toys and specialty items. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Monday. The store accepts donations from the community and handles all of the processing. Any items not sold will be given to local charities. It will also accept certain items for consignment.

Saturday concludes Consumer Protection Week

This week the Utah Division of Consumer Protection marked the 13th annual National Consumer Protection Week. According to a press release, consumer complaints to the division increased 16 percent over the previous year. According to the Federal Trade Commission, Utah consumers reported 8,151 complaints to the agency in 2010 – mostly regarding debt collection; prizes, sweepstakes and lotteries; Internet services; imposter schemes; and foreign money offers or counterfeit check scams. The division received 4,632 complaints from Utahns in 2010, mostly regarding E-Commerce, coaching services, health spas, retail sales, personal services, alarm systems, debt collection, home improvement, auto repair and used auto sales.