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It’s National Consumer Protection Week

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National Consumer Protection Week is a time to understand your consumer rights and take a look at whether you’re making well-informed decisions about money.

Here are some activities and resources offered by the Federal Trade Commission for National Consumer Protection Week or NCPW:

Thursday, March 4

1pm/3pm EST: Participate in the FTC’s “Slam the Scam” Twitter chats on avoiding coronavirus and imposter scams.

Join at 1pm EST for the FTC’s chat in Spanish with @laFTC, @USAGovEspanol and @SeguroSocial. Use the hashtag #OjoConLasEstafas and #NCPW2021 to follow the conversation.

Join at 3pm EST for the FTC’s chat in English with @FTC, @USAGov, @SocialSecurity. Use the hashtag #SlamTheScamChat and #NCPW2021 to follow the conversation.

1pm EST: Join the FTC, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and AARP’s Fraud Watch Network for a webinar on Cyber Scams & Older Adults. It will focus on avoiding online scams, including phishing, tech support scams, and covid-19 related scams.

7pm EST: Join the FTC for a Facebook Live session with officials from the Social Security Administration’s Office of the Inspector General. They’ll talk about how to spot and avoid Social Security scams. You can join life and ask questions.

Get involved

Spread the word

Tell friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors about NCPW. You can post these social media images to help people join the activities and check out the resources.

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Get resources

Check here for information from FTC partners for NCPW. It includes the Better Business Bureau, attorneys general offices, federal agencies including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, consumer groups, senior groups, and more. You’ll find consumer tips you can use and activities in your area to mark NCPW:

 

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