Consumer protection this week, and always
Sunday marks the start of the eighteenth annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW). 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.
The more than 100 agencies and organizations involved in NCPW are on the front lines of consumer protection every day, and are committed to giving you the resources you need to navigate today’s marketplace.
For many years, the Federal Trade Commission has worked with these partners to shut down scams, give consumers a better way to report and recover from identity theft, and expose and stop misleading business practices. NCPW 2016 is a time to honor those victories, as well as many more still to be won in consumer protection.
This is but one time of the year to focus on becoming a more informed and empowered consumer. You also can help inform your community about consumer protection any time of year by getting the word out. Get ideas for events, social media and other activities to keep people around you in the know. What’s more, you can report scams and dishonest business practices you see or experience.
Together, we can make NCPW and every week a time to empower consumers. Thank you for celebrating with us!