FTC: Order free materials for National Consumer Protection Week 2017

FTC: Order free materials for National Consumer Protection Week 2017

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is around the corner! The annual event – March 5-11, 2017 – is a time to help people understand their consumer rights, make well-informed decisions about money, and spot scams.

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National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) 2016

NCPW 2016

The Department of Business Oversight (DBO) encourages all Californians to observe National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) from March 6 through 12. In recognition, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has issued a proclamation that stresses the importance of giving consumers the knowledge and skills they need to make safe and successful financial choices. […]

Welcome to NCPW 2014

Welcome to NCPW 2014

Message from the FTC Sunday marked the 16th annual National Consumer Protection Week. The Federal Trade Commission stands with 74 federal, state and local agencies and organizations to stand up for consumers by highlighting the very best in consumer education resources.

The NCPW site offers practical and timely […]

National Consumer Protection Week March 2-8, 2014 – Get Involved

National Consumer Protection Week March 2-8, 2014 Get Involved Use these banners, buttons, sample documents, and other tools to promote National Consumer Protection Week. Reach Out to Your Community

There are several great ways to share NCPW or your own event with your community

Be a gracious host

Host a forum, workshop or seminar […]

National Consumer Protection Week: Consumer.gov – Prepaid Cards, Using Credit, Identity Theft

National Consumer Protection Week

Consumer.gov Consumer protection basics… plain and simple.

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National Consumer Protection Week March 3-9, 2013: FTC Releases Top 10 Complaint Categories for 2012

FTC Releases Top 10 Complaint Categories for 2012 Identity Theft Tops List for 13th Consecutive Year

Identity theft is once more the top complaint received by the Federal Trade Commission, which has released its 2012 annual report of complaints. 2012 marks the first year in which the FTC received more than 2 million complaints […]

National Consumer Protection Week: March 3-9, 2013 – FBI: Frauds from A to Z

National Consumer Protection Week: March 3-9, 2013

FBI: Frauds from A to Z

The following list provides links to information on many of the common and emerging frauds—both specific schemes and larger categories of crime—investigated by the FBI and its partners.

Adoption Scams Advance Fee Schemes Anti-Aging Product Fraud ATM Skimming Bankruptcy Fraud Corporate […]

National Consumer Protection Week: March 3-9, 2013 – Shedding Light on the Credit-Reporting Industry

National Consumer Protection Week

March 3-9, 2013

Shedding Light on the Credit-Reporting Industry

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Whether it’s after a shopping spree or before you make it big purchase, it’s probably a wise move to check your credit report. You can get a free credit report from each of three largest credit bureaus (Equifax, […]

National Consumer Protection Week March 3-9, 2013

National Consumer Protection Week March 3-9, 2013 It’s not too late to participate!

It’s not too late to participate in National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) outreach and help Californians to take full advantage of free financial education resources and make better-informed decisions in the marketplace as part of National Consumer Protection Week, March 3-9, 2013. […]

Gear Up for a Great NCPW! March 3-9

Gear up for a Great NCPW!

The 15th annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is March 3 – 9, 2013. Government agencies, advocacy organizations, and private sector groups from coast to coast have come together here to share information that can help you make smart decisions about a slew of subjects, including privacy […]