National Consumer Protection Week Begins Sunday – and We Need It!

National Consumer Protection Week Begins Sunday – and We Need It!

 National Consumer Protection Week begins Sunday, March 2, and runs until Saturday, March 8.

Now in its 16th year, NCPW is intended to encourage American consumers to learn about their rights in the marketplace and to recognize and report scams, identity theft, and unfair business practices. Visitors to NCPW.gov can find information about a range of consumer topics, including managing credit and debt, staying safe online, stopping telemarketing calls, and the latest scam alerts.

“As our NCPW partnerships and outreach continue to grow, we encourage consumers to participate in their communities too,” said Jessica Rich, director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “Consumers can help by checking out our toolkit from the NCPW site, and sharing the materials with family and friends to help people be more informed.”

NCPW partners and hundreds of community groups across the country host events to promote general consumer education or highlight a specific issue, such as a shred-a-thon to reduce the risk of identity theft. 

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