It’s National Consumer Protection Week 2017
Welcome to National Consumer Protection Week 2017! March signals the start of Spring – a time of reassessment, growth and renewal that brings positive change. It’s also a good time to renew our commitment to helping people in our communities be savvy consumers.
Thanks to a vast network of agencies and organizations, both state and local, involved in NCPW, more people than ever have the tools they need to understand their consumer rights and navigate the marketplace. The result is empowered consumers – people who make better decisions about money, and who can spot, stop and report scams.
Our work to help people be informed consumers never stops. As the just-released 2016 Consumer Sentinel Data Book shows, imposter scams, debt collection and identity theft remain the top consumer complaints. Through NCPW.gov, we encourage people to use our free consumer education materials to learn about scams and protect themselves year long. We also work with our NCPW partners to create new tools, like Military.consumer.gov – a mobile-friendly financial readiness tool that helps servicemembers and their families stay mission-ready at home and abroad.
Stay involved and informed about consumer protection! Join us tomorrow for a NCPW Facebook Live chat. You also can tune in to an NCPW podcast with the Better Business Bureau, or drop by one of the two Twitter chats later this week where our Acting FTC Chairman, along with other FTC staff, will be on hand to take your questions.