As part of its mission to foster fairness and opportunity in the marketplace, the Federal Trade Commission is working with the NAACP to provide resources that will help you empower people in your community. Here, you’ll find links to print resources and videos that you can use to advance your unit’s education and financial literacy programs. Please use these resources for workshops, community fairs, faith community gatherings and other events in your community. Need copies to hand out? Place your order and we’ll send them for free.


Obstacles to Economic Opportunity

On May 19, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission and the NAACP of Georgia will host a conference examining the frauds affecting the African American Community. The conference will bring together legal service attorneys; community leaders; federal, local and state officials; and consumer advocates from around Georgia.

Just the Facts

Do you want consumer protection basics, plain and simple? gives you easy-to-use materials to help manage money; deal with credit, loans and debt; and avoid scams and identity theft.

Pass It On

By sharing what they know about scams, older adults can help the people they care about protect themselves against scammers. Share these resources to help start that conversation.

Financial Educators

If you teach people about everyday financial issues, check out these materials on everything from shopping to cars, from student loans to housing, from credit to job scams.

Identity Theft & Privacy

Knowing how to protect your information – and your identity – is a must in the 21st century. Read tips and resources to help you protect yourself, and to recover from identity theft.

Coping with Debt

If you’re dealing with debt, it’s important to understand your options – and avoid scams that promise solutions (for a fee), but deliver nothing.

Auto Loan Scams

Are you seeing offers that claim they can reduce your monthly car loan or lease payment? Maybe help avoid repossession? Read this information before you sign anything.

Treatments & Cures

When it comes to treatments for health conditions, it can be tough to tell useful products and services from those that don’t work or aren’t safe. It’s unlikely that a supposed ‘cure-all’ can cure anything.

Online Safety

Check out to learn practical tips from the federal government and the technology community to help you guard against internet fraud, secure your computers and protect your privacy.

Net Cetera

If you have a kid in your life, this guide is for you. Net Cetera offers practical tips and ideas for getting the conversation started about social networking, privacy, mobile devices, computer security, sexting, and cyberbullying.

Do Not Call Registry

The Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and the states enforce the National Do Not Call Registry. Placing your number on the registry will stop most telemarketing calls.

For Businesses

FTC's Business Center includes articles, tips and a blog about the business side of consumer protection.  Get the information your business needs to stay in compliance with consumer protection law.