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National Consumer Protection Week

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February 28 - March 6, 2021


National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a time to help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money.

Join the FTC's 2021 Events! 

Monday, March 1 - Friday, March 5

Follow FTC and USAGov on social media for quick, shareable consumer tips all week long.

Facebook: Federal Trade Commission, USAGov, USAGov en Español

Twitter: @FTC, @LaFTC, @USAGov, @USAGovEspanol

Instagram: @USAGov 

Monday, March 1

2pm EST: Join us for a Facebook Live with AARP’s Fraud Watch Network on how to spot and avoid Coronavirus scams. Please join us LIVE and ask questions!

Wednesday, March 3

12pm EST: Join the FTC and the Better Business Bureau serving Acadiana (LA) for a webinar on avoiding frauds and scams.

Thursday, March 4

1pm/3pm EST: Participate in our “Slam the Scam” Twitter chats on avoiding Coronavirus and imposter scams.

Join at 1pm EST for our chat in Spanish with @laFTC, @USAGovEspanol and @SeguroSocial. Use the hashtag #OjoConLasEstafas and #NCPW2021 to follow the conversation.

Join at 3pm EST for our chat in English with @FTC, @USAGov, @SocialSecurity. Use the hashtag #SlamTheScamChat and #NCPW2021 to follow the conversation.

1pm EST: Join the FTC, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and AARP’s Fraud Watch Network for a webinar on Cyber Scams & Older Adults. We’ll focus on avoiding online scams, including phishing, tech support scams and COVID-19 related scams.

7pm EST: Join us for a Facebook Live with our colleagues from the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Office of the Inspector General. We’ll talk about how to spot and avoid SSA scams. Please join us LIVE and ask questions!

Get Involved

You can be a part of NCPW! Check out these tips for spreading the word, reaching local press and social media – plus tools like social media images and a sample article to personalize and promote NCPW, or your own community event.

Reach out to your community!

  • Plan an event - Host a forum, workshop or seminar in your community and share the tools people need for today's economy. Partner with local organizations such as a police department or library.
  • Write about it - Draft an article and send it to local organizations so they can promote consumer education through their publications.
  • Blog about it - Add a comment about NCPW to blogs you regularly read. Keep your comment brief and include a link to your NCPW event, your website for consumer tips, or
  • Spread the word - Encourage your audience to tell friends, family, colleagues and neighbors about NCPW. Word of mouth is powerful!

Resources for local press and social media outreach

Contact your local television, radio or cable access station. Offer to talk about a consumer protection topic you care about, or tell their audience about your NCPW events. Use the following materials to let them know about your organizations’ involvement in NCPW: 

NCPW Article

NCPW Social Media Images

NCPW Social Media Messages

NCPW Military Outreach

Order Free Resources

Need materials for your upcoming consumer education event? Order free materials at and from our partners (see list below).


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