The Office of the Attorney General will operate a booth this year at the Indiana State Fair as a means of connecting with constituents visiting from across the state.
“The Indiana State Fair is a cherished tradition among people of all ages,” Attorney General Todd Rokita said. “It’s also a great place for Hoosiers to interact with our staff, share their thoughts and learn about the various ways our office can serve them.”
Much of the focus of the Attorney General’s booth will be on helping Hoosiers find unclaimed property they might have available to them. On Friday, Aug. 13, in fact, the theme for the entire fair is “Indiana Unclaimed Day.”
Using computer tablets, staff at the booth will help fairgoers search their names at IndianaUnclaimed.gov and help them understand the claims process for obtaining any money they find.
Additionally, staff will hand out information to help consumers protect themselves from the most prevalent types of scams perpetrated by fraudsters trying to steal Hoosiers’ identities and/or swindle them out of money. Staff also will provide copies of the Parents Bill of Rights developed by Attorney General Rokita to help families advocate for their children in the public arena.
The fair runs from Friday, July 30, to Sunday, Aug. 22. The Attorney General’s booth will be located in the Hoosier Lottery Expo Hall and will be staffed from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.
The fairgrounds will be closed for cleaning every Monday and Tuesday for the duration of the State Fair.
“Hoosiers attend the State Fair for many reasons,” Attorney General Rokita said. “Even if your priority is riding the Ferris wheel, grabbing an elephant ear or seeing the livestock, I hope you’ll also take time to stop by our booth and say hi.”