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.

Thinking about hosting an event? Our new feature page has all the information . . . → Read More: FTC: Order free materials for National Consumer Protection Week 2017

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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. You can . . . → Read More: National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) 2016

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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 information to help you recognize and report scams; . . . → Read More: Welcome to NCPW 2014

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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 in your community and share the tools people need for . . . → Read More: National Consumer Protection Week March 2-8, 2014 – Get Involved

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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  overall, and 369,132, or . . . → Read More: National Consumer Protection Week March 3-9, 2013: FTC Releases Top 10 Complaint Categories for 2012

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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 Fraud
Credit Card Fraud
Financial Institution Fraud
Foreclosure Fraud
Funeral Fraud
Gameover Malware
Grandparent Scam
Health . . . → Read More: National Consumer Protection Week: March 3-9, 2013 – FBI: Frauds from A to Z

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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

Consumers Union

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, Experian, and TransUnion) once a . . . → Read More: National Consumer Protection Week: March 3-9, 2013 – Shedding Light on the Credit-Reporting Industry

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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. National Consumer Protection Week . . . → Read More: National Consumer Protection Week March 3-9, 2013

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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 protection, money and debt . . . → Read More: Gear Up for a Great NCPW! March 3-9

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