March 6-12 is National Consumer Protection Week.
It’s a time to learn about and share information to help people make more informed buying decisions and recognize, guard against, and report scams and fraud.
Here’s consumer information agencies and groups are offering this week to help you throughout the year:
- The National Consumer Protection Week website offers consumers information about their rights, and how to make informed buying decisions and report scams, identity theft, and unfair business practices. NCPW.gov also provides information on a many topics, including credit and debt, online safety, imposter and other scams, identity theft, and more. The site features a blog to update visitors on the latest consumer protection news, including legal actions, new resources and partner-sponsored NCPW events. Consumers also can get resources and promotional tools for their own consumer education activities, as well as information on filing consumer complaints.
- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is releasing a new cybersecurity brochures for consumers. The brochure includes tips to help users protect and maintain their computer systems and data. In addition to expanded cybersecurity information available online, the FDIC is offering a special edition of the quarterly newsletter “FDIC Consumer News” featuring precautions consumers can take at home and when banking remotely using laptops, desktops, smartphones, and other mobile devices.