Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get ready for National Consumer Protection Week

Every year, National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), encourages people and businesses to learn more about avoiding scams and understanding consumer rights. This year, NCPW takes place March 1-7, 2015. NCPW highlights free resources from government agencies and consumer organizations to help people make smarter buying decisions and spot rip-offs.
What can you do besides checking out the materials for yourself? Share the NCPW partners’ free consumer publications with friends and family, co-workers and other people in your community. By sharing information about how to avoid frauds and scams, identity theft, staying safe online, using credit wisely, managing debt, and other topics, you can help protect those you care about. Order free materials from the FTC for you,  family and friends.
But there’s more that you can do to join us in National Consumer Protection Week: host an event
— through a club, a place of worship, your office, or anywhere you feel like gathering people to talk about consumer protection issues. You can host a consumer protection event any time of the year, and we have resources with ideas on how do that. If you’re joining an event during the March 1-7 week, please order your FTC materials by January 30, 2015. That will give us time to deliver the materials to you.
Meanwhile, please be sure to visit the NCPW’s free resources page to find out about consumer education materials available from NCPW partners.
Here’s to making your NCPW 2015 event a success!

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