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Plan for National Consumer Protection Week 2018!

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January is the perfect month to organize your schedule for the year – and here’s a suggestion. Plan an event during National Consumer Protection Week, March 4-10, 2018. It is the perfect time to help people understand their consumer rights, make informed decisions about money, and learn how to spot scams. makes it easy to plan a community meeting, roundtable discussion, or media event.

Use tools to host an event.

Do you need an article, tweets or social media images for NCPW? Our feature page has what you need to help you spread the word. Simply personalize these pre-written tools with your event details, and share widely with your personal or professional contacts and social networks.

Use free materials from the FTC and its NCPW partners too!

Visit to check out the FTC’s free publications in English or Spanish on avoiding fraud, identity theft, credit, debt, and more. (There are no shipping or handling costs, either!) Order as many as you’d like! Just place your order by February 1, 2018 so your materials arrive in time for NCPW. And, when you visit, click on a few of our NCPW partners links to check out their free resources. Share those with family, friends, and your community, too.

Use our toolkit to spread the word about consumer protection to servicemembers.

NCPW week is a great time to reach out to people in the military community, along with their families, about consumer protection. Check out Military Consumer to learn how.

With your participation, we look forward to making National Consumer Protection Week 2018 a great one!


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I went on a dating website after my husband passed away and started chatting with a with a man I'm not sure what he was from we were talking for about four or five months, he said he was going to they lived in Green Bay and that he was coming home to see his family and that I can meet him at Austin Straubel field and in Green Bay Wisconsin. I told him I looked up his address I said there is no such address I said he looked up the flight that he was coming in on there with no flight he wanted me to send him $1,500 so like a fool I sent him $1,500 via Western Union and I believe it was in 2013 am I able to get that money back I sent it through the Western Union in Burlington Wisconsin. I don't remember what month I sent it in am I able to get that money back. He promised me all kinds of things and I felt so foolish for sending it out I'm still in Paris when I think about it I got duped he sent me pictures and I had some documentation but I think I threw it out since then. I believe I threw out the documentation that I had and the picture is because I figured I'd just want to move on from that situation because I embarrassed myself I do remember calling the FBI in Milwaukee though on it and I don't remember what they said but I know I called them. I'm just hoping I can get some of my $1,500 back I never got a form sent to me because I didn't know he had to call you guys instead of called the FBI.

If you lost money to a scammer between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017 and you paid by Western Union, you can file a claim to get money back. You must file a claim by February 12, 2018. Go to to start the process.

Two months ago a binary options broker cheated me out of €5000. When I asked to withdraw the funds, I never heard from the broker who was very helpful when I started. I would like to get my money back from this fraudster. Looking for a service to help me to recover my money! Did you ever get scammed as well?

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