Wisconsin's popular people protector packs it up.
Nothing gets past Glen Loyd. The spokesman for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has been fighting rip-off artists for about 40 years. Loyd says he's had some pretty interesting moments during his career, and it wasn't unusual for the cops to come looking for him .
"I can't remember how many times in recent years that questionable operators have called the police on me when I've been out trying to warn consumers."
Loyd is retiring from his state job this week, but the scam-buster says he's had great job satisfaction.
"I can't tell you how many times people have come up to me and said 'Thank you for warning me about this. I could have lost a lot of money.'"
With new, evolving technology over the years, Loyd says criminals find new ways to steal our money … and they can do it from the other side of the world.
"My advice to consumers is trust your local Wisconsin businesses. Because when you start dealing with companies that are outside of Wisconsin and outside of this country you're more likely to be ripped off."
Loyd is retiring from his Consumer Protection job, but not quitting the fight. He'll update his blog with the latest consumer information, and do occasional radio and TV appearances.
Loyd's last day is Friday.