Tag: consumer advocate

“The Federal Trade Commission works for America’s consumers in every community.” I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve said those words, or heard them from my colleagues – and that’s a good thing. Since fraud affects every community in our...

If you’re headed to San Francisco for the American Library Association’s Annual Conference, stop by to say hello. FTC staff will be at Booth # 2413, ready to hand out our materials – all free, all the time – and talk about how to use them in your...

Respectfulness and politeness — they’re valued in many close-knit communities. But when you’re dealing with a scammer, those values can backfire, as we’ve heard during our ongoing effort to fight fraud in every community. Scammers try to take...

It’s about that time again. Are you ready?

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,...

When you want free consumer information — for yourself or a group — the FTC is ready to take your order. Looking for identity theft brochures to share with your book club? We’ve got them. Online safety handouts to use in the classroom? Right here...

If you have a disability and need money, here’s a pitch that might catch your interest: “Need money now? Our company can give you access to cash when you need it.”

Take your time. Companies are preying on people with disabilities who have...

“Need money now? Our company can give you access to cash when you need it.”

If you have a disability and need emergency cash, this pitch might be appealing.

Companies are preying on people with disabilities who have structured...

Updated (10/20/14) to reflect change in workshop location.

What defines “community”? Is it where you live? Your racial or ethnic identity? Your age? Your income? Whether you’ve served in the military? The concept of community can be very...

The FTC joins with other federal agencies to celebrate Hispanic heritage from Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 during our nation’s official Hispanic Heritage Month. But the FTC uses enforcement and education every day, all year long, as part of its mission to...

Frequent relocation, separation from family and friends, the stresses of deployment and a steady paycheck from Uncle Sam can make military households an attractive target for scam artists. That’s why the Department of Defense, the Federal Trade...

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